Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/17/13
City rivals Real and Atletico Madrid both enjoyed Sunday wins in La Liga as Espanyol's revival continued to gather pace. Real Madrid eased to a relatively comfortable 2-0 derby victory over Rayo Vallecano despite playing over 70 minutes with a man less following Sergio Ramos' dismissal. In Jose Mourinho's 100th league game in charge, Real took the lead after just three minutes when Morata, on his first league start, slotted home at the far post following a low ball from Mesut Ozil across the six-yard box. Ozil was again involved as Real made it 2-0 in the 12th minute, the Germany international sending in a free-kick from the right which Ramos headed home after holding off his marker. But Ramos was dismissed on 18 minutes when, after picking up his first yellow card after brushing Roberto Trashorras off the ball, he was shown red after a Jose Manuel Casado cross hit his hand at close range. Diego Costa repaid the faith of his coach as he found the target on his return to the sid...
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