But goals from Gareth Bale (24′) and Cristiano Ronaldo (45, 78) secured the three points this time around, with only Francisco Portillo on target for Espanyol, from the penalty spot on 65 minutes.
Barcelona beat nearest challengers Atletico Madrid 1-0 thanks to an outstanding free kick from Lionel Messi on Sunday to move eight points clear at the top of La Liga and closer to a 25th Spanish title.
However, our visitors did get a foot-hold back in the game when they were awarded a penalty kick after Nacho was adjudged to have fouled Jorge Molina inside the area.
"The team are better than we were four days ago, and better to arrive with this victory for Tuesday's game", Zidane said. "With Kroos and Modric we will see day by day, but what matters is that the players have to be at one hundred percent".
The Champions League holders defeated the French side 3-1 at home in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie last month and are now due a visit to the Parc des Princes, where the second leg will be played out on Tuesday. It was very important to put in a disciplined, all-round decent performance.
"We'll be very focused and we have the players who know how to be calm".
The Real boss added: "They still haven't trained with us, we'll have to see if they do tomorrow".
"We had the PSG game in our heads and perhaps that's why we eased up a bit in the second half and had a few difficulties but once they went down to 10 men it was easier for us", Zidane told reporters.
"But my choice was made and I would have been frustrated at the end of my career not to try to play overseas".
"He's going to be in Paris and I'm very happy because he is going through a very good moment", Zidane, however, said.
More information on why Brock Lesnar no-showed RAW The last scenario was that they scripted the show this way at last minute and just told him not to come to the arena at all. Lesnar's last go at UFC was against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, when he was allowed by WWE to have one fight.
The party, which got 19 seats, has made great inroads since the last Assembly elections in 2013 when they managed only two. A delegation of three Congress leaders - Kamal Nath, Ahmed Patel and CP Joshi - met the governor at 7 pm last night.
On Friday's broadcast of CNN's "New Day", CNN National Security Analyst former Director of the NSA and the CIA Gen. The United States withdrew from that arms-control pact in 2002 under President George W.
She said in a statement: "My highest priority has been to push for change, so future generations of athletes will be safer". Law&Crime reached out to the USOC for comment. "I refuse to wait any longer for these organizations to do the right thing".
Let's take a look at some of the most notable free-agent QBs slated to hit the open market on March 14. "I love Teddy. Hoping to see that jump this year", Spielman said, via the Star Tribune ."I know he does work extremely hard at it.
The FBI is looking into one of Ivanka Trump's global business deals, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN on Thursday. A spokesperson for Ivanka Trump denied to CNN that there is any obstacle to Ivanka Trump obtaining a security clearance .
Tiger Woods has announced he will play in the Valspar Championships and Arnold Palmer Invitational over the next two weeks. Instead, Woods went back-to-back at the Genesis Open and Honda (cross country, no less) and now sets up a second B2B.
Despite the warning from Oakland's Mayor, ICE was able to successfully arrest at least 150 illegal aliens in Northern California. She tendered a public warning to illegal immigrants that an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raid was forthcoming.
Dean remains without a job, and the stress over the bills has been causing the couple to fight non-stop according to insiders. She literally was hysterical and, sadly, the kids were home and everyone was scared. "She is under far too much pressure".
Lions fall in Big Ten semis
I thought it was a little bit of youth and inexperience and not ready to deal with their pushback, " MSU coach Danton Cole said. Purdue's long offensive possessions and stout defense allowed them to keep distance from Penn State after the halftime break.
Lamar Jackson asked to work out as WR
He will not play any sort of hybrid position. "I just have to show off my arm, because that's what they're doubting". But hours later, Jackson said he was "shocked" by the news because "no teams have asked me to play wide receiver".