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Espanyol 1-3 Real Madrid summary: Benzema goals, score, goals

Real Madrid scored two goals from Karim Benzema in the 88th minute 

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Tchouameni was actually a significant upgrade in attacking contributions, as he provided the assist for Vinicius' opener.

Tchouameni

They are both in the same team position -- this was Tchouameni's first start with Toni Kroos alongside Luka Modric -- but Tchouameni has a keener eye and is quicker to make his mark

Tchouameni's

Ancelotti knew that Eder Militao and David Alaba, last year's central defensive pairing, would remain the first choice, as this campaign started.

Ancelotti

Alaba and Ancelotti said that the Austrian international would continue being used in the middle, except in exceptional circumstances

Ancelotti

Rudiger assumed the role of Militao's onside player, while Militao was Rudiger's. However, both failed to respond when Joselu made his initial effort to return to them.

Rudiger

Although having three centre-backs that are of such high quality is a luxury, this is one area in which consistency is required to allow for a strong partnership.

partnership

Real Madrid took the lead within 12 minutes. Vinicius junior scored a composed win following a through ball played by Aurelien Thchouameni.

Madrid