La Liga: Real Madrid defeated Espanyol 3-1; Third straight win for Real

Karim Benzema struck twice late on to give Real Madrid a 3-1 win over Espanyol and maintain the Spanish champions' 100 per cent start to the La Liga season.

Real Madrid took the lead after just 12 minutes when Vinicius Junior slotted home a composed finish following a through ball by Aurelien Tchouameni.

However, Espanyol grew as the first half progressed and grabbed an equaliser one minute before half-time when Joselu finished at the second attempt.

Benzema volleyed home with just two minutes remaining after an excellent cross to the back post by Rodrygo.

Until the 88th minute, this hadn't been the most fruitful match for Benzema.

Source: Sporting News