Real Madrid's effort at winning in today's fixture came to a halt at full time as they suffered a 2-1 defeat against Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium.
Espanyol was at a disadvantage in ball possession but was active and quick to counter-attack as De Tomas goal in the 17th minute and Vidal goal in the 60th minute put Espanyol 2 goals ahead of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid played well but missed out on many goal chances, but luckily Benzema scored in the 71st minute to change the scoreline to 2-1.
The match could have ended in a draw if Eden Hazard's goal wasn't gotten ruled out as an offside. The game ended in a 2-1 win in favour of Espanyol.
Real Madrid failed to beat Espanyol because of the following reason;
Real Madrid attacking side couldn't utilize every of their goal chances missed and had a weak finishing.
Laliga table after Real Madrid lost 2-1 against Espanyol.
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