Espanyol vs. Real Madrid: Key Battles to Watch

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Espanyol vs. Real Madrid: Key Battles to Watch
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Espanyol could win the league for their next door neighbors, Barcelona, if they avoid defeat against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Since appointing Javier Aguirre at the end of November, Los Pericos have been in fantastic form—although, since reaching 43 points, things have definitely dropped off.

If Los Blancos can pick up three points at Cornella-El Prat, the gap between them and Barca will close to five points, at least until Atletico Madrid host La Blaugrana on Sunday evening.

Madrid were shocked by Espanyol, who grabbed a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu in December, in a match which provided fascinating battles across the pitch.

So where could the match be won and lost this weekend?

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