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Espanyol last tasted victory at the Bernabéu in 1996

The Pericos, then coached by José Antonio Camacho, took the game 1-2 with Jordi Lardín scoring for the guests, a young Raúl netting for Madrid.

Lardín celebra uno de los dos tantos conseguidos aquella noche en el Santiago Bernabéu ante el Real Madrid.

Marco Asensio was just a three-month old tot wriggling around his cot in pampers when Espanyol last beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. Lady Diana and Prince Charles had only just been granted their divorce papers and Europe was gripped with fear of the Mad Cow Disease epidemic. On 21 April 1996, the Pericos went home jubilant with all three points (the new rule was introduced in LaLiga that season). Since then, in 23 visits - 21 in the league and two in the Copa del Rey, the best Espanyol have managed is three draws - in 2001, 2008 and 2012.

Lardín sees off Real Madrid

Three crazy minutes was all it took for Espanyol, then coached by former madridista José Antonio Camacho, to seal a slender win. Jordi Lardín whipped the ball from García Calvo and fired low past Cañizares to put the visitors ahead on 50 minutes but Madrid were back level pegging less than two minutes later when Raúl González diverted in a Luis Milla header from a corner. Less than a minute later Lardín slotted in the winner with another left-footed finish. As a curious anecdote, Real Madrid's right-back that day was none other than Quique Sánchez Flores, now coach at Espanyol


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