Real Madrid are now on top of La Liga after their 1-0 win against Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday evening’s matchday 32 clash.

Real Madrid picked three more very crucial points on their visit to Barcelona by beating Espanyol 1-0. Zinedine Zidane’s men were far from their best but on a night when the result carried more fruit than the performance, they got the job done.

Karim Benzema’s exquisite backheel was latched upon by Casemiro whose goal was the only goal. Los Blancos are now two points clear at the top of La Liga and only six opponents stand between them and a 34th La Liga title.

Since La Liga returned, Los Merengues have been in top form and the outing at the RCDE Stadium was their fifth win on the trot. Once again, the defence was instrumental as Thibaut Courtois made some decisive saves on his way to a 15th clean sheet.

Zidane’s side now holds its championship destiny in its own hands but needs to be wary of upcoming fixtures and the away trip to Athletic Bilbao, in particular. On the other hand, the Frenchman’s squad is delivering incredibly well and the depth is coming to optimal use, causing a widespread cheer about the league title heading back to the capital.

Los Merengues will now face Getafe after three days of rest in their bid to continue leading the title race, but now that there are only six “finals” remaining, we have a look at the five talking points from their latest one.

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