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  1. Real go four points clear at the top of La Liga
  2. Barca play Leganes on Sunday
  3. Sevilla can go second with win over Eibar (19:45 GMT)
  4. Kevin Gameiro scores five-minute hat-trick for Atletico

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. Hasta luego!

    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

    OK. That is that for Saturday.

    Join us again on Sunday when we bring you live coverage of Barcelona's match at home to Leganes.

  2. 'Everything else is just a circus'

    Barcelona v Leganes (Sun, 19:45 GMT)

    Luis Enrique

    It's not been a great week for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

    He's won eight trophies in his two-and-a-half years in charge at the Nou Camp and has led Barca to a third consecutive Copa del rey final, but's he's under huge pressure following that 4-0 tonking by PSG.

    His contract expires at the end of the season and contract talks have stalled.

    On the eve of the league game against Leganes, he said on his future:

    "What happens in these months will have nothing to do with my decision, not one game, not two or the 38 games in the league. I still haven't taken it.

    "Criticism has no effect on me, if it did then I wouldn't have been able to stay in this job for almost three years. We are our own fiercest critics, the ones who most want to improve. Everything else is just a circus." 

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol


    Sevilla can move into second spot and reduce Real's advantage to just three points if they defeat Eibar in the 19:45 GMT kick off.

    Barcelona play Leganes on Sunday.

  4. A sight for sore eyes...

    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

    Gareth Bale

    ..if you're Real, Wales or just a fan of Gareth Bale.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

    Very easy for Real. And Bale is back with a goal.

    A trip to Valencia coming up in the week.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

    Poor Cristiano Ronaldo. He is pulled down to the ground inside the area and thinks he's won a pen after the ref Undiano Mallenco blows (obviously now visualising he'll take it and celebrate 'Ron-style').

    But the linesman rules he was offside - he wasn't, by the way.

    You'll have another chance Crissy.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

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    For those using the BBC Sport app - it's a Real Madrid tweet celebrating Bale's goal.

    Explaining it, like I've done, somewhat reduces the impact - I fully realise.

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    With Gareth Bale back will Real achieve the La Liga-Champions League double?

    Thoughts at #bbceurofooty

  9. GOAL - Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol

    Gareth Bale

    Bale goal

    Guess who?

    How many times have we seen Gareth Bale score these types of goals?

    The Welshman, who came on in the 71st minute having been out since November, is given the ball by Isco on the left about 45 yards out - and runs, and runs, and runs before firing a low angled shot past the reach of Diego Lopez.

    What a return.

    Gareth Bale celebrates

    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    Nacho hobbles off and Marcelo, who was probably hoping for a rest, comes on.

    Espanyol's Jurado also comes off and is replaced by forward Alvaro Vazquez.

  11. Cupset elsewhere

    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    No shocks here but there's another brewing in the FA Cup. I say brewing, it's probably going to happen.

    Who is on the verge of a cupset...?

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    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    Gareth Bale is just re-familiarising himself with a La Liga contest.

    His team-mates are doing the work and look comfortable despite it only being 1-0.

    About 15 minutes (plus stoppage) remaining.

  13. SUBSTITUTION - Bale is back

    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    Gareth Bale makes his first appearance in a Real shirt since November.

    He's got 20 minutes to make an im... to avoid injury.

    Alvaro Morata makes way.

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    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    Crissy Ron times his leap wrong!

    The Portugal forward heads Alvaro Morata's cross over the bar from eight yards.

    The fella won't be able to live that one down.

    Hang on! Is that Gareth Bale about to come on?

  15. Bundesliga round-up

    The big surprise in Germany today was caused by Ingolstadt, who boosted their survival hopes by winning 2-0 at high-flying Eintracht Frankfurt - in a game of two penalties and two red cards. Eintracht, who had David Abraham sent off for a wild lunge before the break, saw Makoto Hasebe's penalty saved as they trailed 1-0. Pascal Gross scored from the spot for Ingolstadt, who later had Mathew Leckie dismissed.

    Borussia Dortmund moved above Eintracht into third with a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolfsburg. Bottom club Darmstadt remain without an away point all season after losing 2-0 at Hoffenheim, for whom former Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric scored twice. Werder Bremen increased their chances of avoiding the drop with a 2-0 win at Mainz.

    By the way, Bayern Munich's point at Hertha Berlin extends their lead to eight points as closest challengers RB Leipzig do not play until tomorrow, when they visit Borussia Monchengladbach.

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    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    The ball pinballs about after trickster play from Lucas Vazquez on the right of the area.

    Espanyol manage to clear the danger.

    I wonder how ol' Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores feels on the touchline? Perhaps surprised his side are still only 1-0 down.


    Real Madrid 1-0 Espanyol

    And it's...... Casemiro. Not G Bale.

    He's on for Mateo Kovacic, who was on a yellow. 

    Meanwhile, at the other end sub Hernan Perez forces a save - that's right a save - from Kiko Casilla at his near post.

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    John McEnerney: La Liga is Real's 2 lose 2 games in hand, they're winning games without being at their best, that's how you win trophies!  

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  20. Bundesliga - Lewandowski leaves it late

    FT: Hertha Berlin 1-1 Bayern Munich

    Astonishing scenes at the Olympiastadion, where Bayern Munich have equalised in the SEVENTH minute of stoppage time against Hertha Berlin. No prizes for guessing that it was Robert Lewandowski who got the goal, scoring from close in amid total mayhem in the penalty area. At first, it looked as if the goal had been disallowed - but the referee then awarded it after a long chat with his assistant. It's finished 1-1, and Bayern are now eight points clear at the top.