Real Madrid vs Espanyol LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for TITLE CLINCHING La Liga match – latest updates

REAL MADRID have the opportunity to secure a 35th La Liga title TODAY when they welcome Espanyol to the Bernabeu.

Which would put them in good spirits ahead of their huge Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City.

  • Start time: 3:15pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: LaLigaTV
  • Real Madrid XI: To follow
  • Espanyol XI: To follow

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Kostas Lianos

    Head to head

    Real Madrid and Espanyol’s first ever encounter took place in the 1929 Copa del Rey Final at the Mestalla Stadium, which the Catalans won 2-1.

    Since then, the two clubs have faced off a total of 184 times with Real winning a majority of 109 matches, while the Periquitos emerged victorious from 41 games.

    Vicente Moreno’s men won the first fixture of the season against Los Blancos at the RCDE Stadium with a score of 2-1 thanks to goals by Raul de Tomas and Aleix Vidal, while Karim Benzema scored for Real.

    But Espanyol haven’t won at the Santiago Bernabeu since 1996 as they have lost 22 out of 26 meetings across all competitions

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Good afternoon from Madrid

    Welcome to our live coverage of the LaLiga clash between Real Madrid and Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Real could seal the league title today as a single point would be enough for them with four games to spare.

    However, Los Blancos are likely to be more focused on Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City at home.

    That is why manager Carlo Ancelotti could rest some of his best players, including star man Karim Benzema who has had some injury issues this season.

    That means Ancelotti could opt for an attack consisted of Rodrygo, Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior, while Mariano Diaz also returns to the squad.

    Casemiro and Luka Modric could be rested as well, which means Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde may replace them in the middle of the park.

    The same goes for Ferland Mendy, but Ancelotti is dealing with a defensive crisis as Nacho and Eder Militao are suspended, while David Alaba is dealing with a hamstring injury, so Jesus Vallejo and Dani Carvajal could feature at centre-back.

    Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic are also sidelined with a calf injury and dental issue respectively, while Gareth Bale is excluded from the squad after recently sustaining his seventh injury of the season.

    Espanyol manager Vicente Moreno, on the other hand, will be without Keidi Bare due to a knee injury.

    However, the visitors will have top scorer Raul de Tomas available for this difficult match

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