Two goals scored by Karim A. Benzema during the 100th and 88th minutes helped Real Madrid eke out a late 3-1 victory at

Espanyol at the end of Sunday night. Vinicius Junior struck for the host's first goal, and Joselu scored the equalizer.

It was a second game second in a row where Aurelien Tchouameni is proved to be a worthy successor for Casemiro in the Real Madrid midfield.

In actual fact, his contribution to the opening goal -- a smart pass that sent Vinicius away and allowed him to pass

goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte -is a clear indication of how Tchouameni can be regarded as an improvement in terms of attacking roles.

Each Ancelotti and Alaba have stated that they believed that the Austria national team would be used as a middle player

Karim Benzema

unless there were extraordinary circumstances, therefore it was quite a shock to observe Rudiger in the middle alongside Militao and Alaba was moved to the left-back position.

Ratings of the player Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois 7; Lucas Vazquez 6, Eder Militao 6, Antonio Rudiger 6, David Alaba 6; Aurelien Tchouameni 8, Toni

BEST: Karim Benzema, Real Madrid It started off slow but they began to get into the game and scored two scores in the 2nd period to earn Madrid

WORST: Benjamin Lecomte, Espanyol The red card, left Leandro Cabrera's defensive team put on gloves for goalkeepers and Espanyol having played