Goals from James Rodríguez, Gareth Bale and Nacho gave Real Madrid CF a 3-0 win against RCD Espanyol, allowing the Merengues a four-point cushion at the Liga summit.
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• Real Madrid CF beat RCD Espanyol 3-0 to go four points clear at Liga summit.
• Goals from James Rodríguez, Gareth Bale and Nacho give Madrid the win.
• Nacho scores after coming on following the 53rd-minute dismissal of Fábio Coentrão.
• Carlo Ancelotti's side had lost their last two games in all competitions.
• FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid, both four points adrift, meet on Sunday.
• Valencia CF, fourth, draw 1-1 with RC Celta de Vigo, who are eight Liga games without a win.
• Málaga CF and Villarreal CF, seventh and sixth respectively, draw 1-1.
• SD Eibar record 2-1 home success over Getafe CF.