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Marco Asensio winner against Espanyol sends Real Madrid top of La Liga

• Julen Lopetegui shuffles pack but midfielder comes up trumps• Bayern continue perfect Bundesliga start with defeat of Schalke Marco Asensio’s strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 home win over Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday. After an emphatic Champions League win over Roma on Wednesday, Julen Lopetegui shuffled his pack for the visit of Espanyol, sixth in the table after a good start to the season. The coach rested Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Toni Kroos, handing a debut to the defender Álvaro Odriozola in place of the injured Dani Carvajal. Continue reading…