Real Madrid recorded an easy victory over Espanyol even though they were down to 10 men in the guts of the game.
Karim Benzema scored a goal and added an assist. Benzema set up French team-mate Raphael Varane to make it 2-0 with slightly over 10 minutes to play.
In the 82 second minute Mendy was shown his second yellow card for a rash challenge.
The win moved Real Madrid three points clear of Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.
(Cover photo courtesy of 90min, second photo courtesy of Bleacher Report, video courtesy of YouTube and beIN Sports USA, source BBC)