May 17, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-1
Espanyol
Bale (64'), Morata (85', 90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Pizzi (90')

Result: Alvaro Morata double helps sink Espanyol

Two goals from Alvaro Morata helps Real Madrid to overcome Espanyol in their final La Liga match of the season.

Two goals from substitute Alvaro Morata helped Real Madrid secure a 3-1 win from their final La Liga match of the season against Espanyol at the Bernabeu this afternoon.

The hosts had some bad news before the action got underway when their leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of the warm-up and had to be replaced by Isco.

His omission appeared to hamper the hosts during the first half, with their best chance falling to Karim Benzema eight yards from goal.

The French striker's effort appeared bound for the back of the net, but visiting goalkeeper Kiko Casilla stuck out his hand to send the ball over the crossbar.

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale vies with Espanyol's Argentinian defender Diego Colotto during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RCD Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 17, 2014© Getty Images

The deadlock was eventually broken in the 64th minute, though, through Gareth Bale. The Welsh winger raced onto a through-ball from Benzema, before he slotted the ball inside Casilla's far post.

Morata then doubled the advantage in the 85th minute when he converted Angel di Maria's low cross and although Pizzi reduced the arrears moments later, Morata made sure of the outcome in stoppage time with an almost carbon copy of his first goal.

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Real Madrid's forward Alvaro Morata celebrates with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos after scoring his team's second goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RCD Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 17, 2014
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