Real Madrid have two points clear at the top of Laliga table ahead of Barcelona, after they defeated Espanyol 1-0 on Sunday night.

Los Blancos came into the game, knowing that a win will see them break away from their rivals, who only played a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo a day before.

Casemiro scored the only goal of the encounter, latching onto Karim Benzema’s exquisite back heel to finish from a close range.

The win saw Real climbing up to 71 points, with six fixtures left.

Barca host third-placed Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on Tuesday, before Real Madrid host Getafe on Thursday.

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