Isco Brace Helps Madrid Close Gap on La Liga Pacesetters

Spanish playmaker Isco was the star of the show as he helped Real Madrid beat Catalan club Espanyol 2-0 at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu on Sunday night.

Isco outshone Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as he scored a brace either side of halftime to give the Los Merengues an invaluable three points in the race for the Spanish La Liga title even if the season is still 7 weeks old.

League leaders Barcelona had earlier maintained their 100% record with a 3-0 win over Las Palmas meaning Real Madrid slipped further adrift to 10 points behind their arch rivals making it compulsory that they beat their guests Espanyol and that was what they did with Isco’s goals.

The win takes the European champions back to within seven points of Barcelona with the team now in 5th position with 14 points.