Gareth Bale, Nacho and James Rodridguez, all scored to help Real Madrid recover from a worrying dip in form but the Welshman was jeered by the Santiago Bernabeu faithful for his selfish display when he was one-on-one with the goalkeeper. But Isco came to the rescue of Bale by claiming that he didn’t see Ronaldo.
Real Madrid came back to the winning ways by beating Espanyol by three goals at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Goals by James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Nacho helped the Los Blancos beat Espanyol.
James Rodriguez scored with the help of a brilliant pass by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 12th minute while Gareth Bale doubled Real Madrid’s lead with a fine free kick in 28th minute.
Fabio Coentrao was sent off for a nasty collision with Canas in the second half but Nacho scored in 76th minute to ensure the easy victory for Real Madrid.
Goal scorer Gareth Bale was jeered by the Real Madrid fans for his ‘selfish’ display for not passing the ball to Ronaldo, but midfielder Isco came to the rescue of the Welshman by claiming that it was not his fault.
“At the end of the day, players make decisions for themselves. Bale didn’t see Ronaldo,” said Isco in the defence of Welshman.
“In the next game, he’ll get another chance. He decided to shoot and missed, but these things happen in football.”
The victory was a timely one for Real Madrid who suffered two consecutive defeats at the hands of Valencia and Atletico Madrid last week. And Isco said that he is happy with the performance of Real Madrid.
“Things went well today. We’re happy with the win and getting back to winning and feeling good. We hope to carry on like this. We need to keep going like this in the Liga and if the others drop points, then so much the better,” said Isco.
Real Madrid host Atletico next week and Isco said that the club has recovered well now and ready to make a strong comeback against the Rojiblancos. “We hadn’t won since we became world champions. Now we’ve got confidence for the game against Atlético. It’ll be tough, but we’ll give it all we’ve got. With the support of the fans I think we can turn the tie around.”