And the Barcelona club were unlucky not to score, particularly from two opportunities that resulted from two major defensive blunders by Varane and Ramos. However, Lopetegui stressed that Real Madrid got what they wanted from their clash against Espanyol. "These people who are complaining about me should be aware that if I had taken over the club, that if this was possible, then they would not have a voice today". That's how La Liga is and we knew that. "We knew it would be hard", said Lopetegui in the Spanish press on Sunday morning.
"We will not go to the United States", Perez told Madrid's general assembly on Sunday.
He highlighted that Espanyol had all week to prepare for the match, while his side had faced Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.
"Last year they reached the semi-finals, nearly got to the final, we have to value the match we have played", Casemiro added.
Asensio drilled in a low shot just before the break when Luka Modric's effort deflected into his path, with the goal given after a lengthy review.
Speaking on his overall feeling after the match, Football Espana report Los Blancos coach as saying: "These are complex games because of our opponents and where we come from".More news: Pres. Trump Signs United States-Korea Freed Trade Agreement
"The most positive thing is that the team has taken the three points, has known how to suffer, you also have to do it to win a league". Trends on Google After Spain Sacks Coach for Accepting Real Madrid Manager Job Ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup.
They complained of not being given enough information before the news was announced, and asked why the decision was not put to a referendum given the fact that it will cost more than it cost to build the Allianz Arena.
Isco, Gareth Bale and returning striker Mariano Diaz were on the scoresheet for Real Madrid with a win ensuring the ideal start to their defence of the Champions League title.
"They're training well, competing well", Lopetegui said.