In a rare start with Cristiano Ronaldo
and Gareth Bale
both absent, Colombian star James Rodriguez
scored a critical goal late in the first half of Real Madrid's 2-0 win at
James scored the opening goal as Real Madrid beat Espanyol for a record-tying 16th consecutive win in La Liga and moved three points clear at the top.
“I’ve not had a hard time, I’ve had the support of everyone, including the coach,” James said of Zinedine Zidane
after the game. “I have a very good relationship
with Zidane. We’re a close-knit team that always want to keep winning. I’m one more player and I’ve always wanted to be here."
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