Victory on Sunday means Real have won back-to-back league games for the first time this season, and while that may have seemed minor in recent years, every win will be cherished given the team's current standing.
Portuguese worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo provided the superb assist for the 25-year-old Spaniard who curled the ball at the far corner of the post.
Ronaldo was instrumental again as his surging run created the space for Isco - who started the move by winning possession - to collect Asensio's pass and slide into the bottom corner past Lopez.
Zidane said: "He has a strain, it's nothing important, but here we do not like to take risks if a player has something small".
"We would love to play all our games here at the Bernabeu", Zidane said when asked if his side were negatively affected by the demanding atmosphere of their stadium. The match starts at 19:45 on 1 October 2017.
"I am happy that he [Marco Asensio] has renewed".
"I'm not going to get involved in issues between the club and Cristiano Ronaldo, but I don't think that there's any problem between them", Zidane said.
The Spain global was the star of the show and netted either side of half-time, but again Real looked to be lacking their usual bite, even with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting lineup for the third straight league game.
RCD Espanyol:Gerard Moreno has been in fairly decent goalscoring form, and has formed a promising partnership with Leo Baptistao. With Gareth Bale a doubt as well, things will revolve around Ronaldo and he simply has to deliver - a situation in which he thrives.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Zinédine Zidane or Quique?
Spanish champions Real Madrid will return to action with a trip to capital rivals Getafe after the global break, while Espanyol's next league match is at home to Levante. Leaving Real Madrid in the shade when it comes to La Liga.
According to AFC, the status of the Group B match would be decided by the competition committee as soon as possible. The national football team's 2019 Asian Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang on Oct 5 has been postponed.
Manchester City have confirmed that new £52million signing Benjamin Mendy has ruptured the cruciate ligament in his right knee. Steve Nicol says Pep Guardiola and Man City will need to start tinkering after Benjamin Mendy suffered a torn ACL.
Tottenham star Kane struck twice as the London club stormed to a 4-0 win over Huddersfield that took his September tally to 13. Last weekend, they won 3-2 at West Ham in the league, and now , occupy the fourth spot with 11 points.
Nintendo will continue to supply stores with new SNES Classic shipment throughout the remainder of the year and beyond. Most notably, it also includes Star Fox 2 , a game which was completed but never officially released publicly.
Although Cam Newton has struggled so far, this season, the 2015 MVP victor has proven what he is capable of on the football field. And that challenge may be even more daunting for the Panthers' defense on the road against a Tom Brady-led offense.
Chris Warren III added a rushing touchdown for the Longhorns (2-2, 1-0), who improved to 13-2 against the Cyclones (2-2, 0-1). The Cyclones ran 24 plays from Texas territory but was timid when its underdog role called for boldness.
Under the broader proposal, corporations would see their top tax rate cut from 35 percent to 20 percent. A comprehensive rewrite of the US tax code has eluded previous presidents and Congress for decades.
McDonald's: Grab your phone and use the Micky D's app because you can get a free medium McCafé drink or a small for $2. Keurig: Keurig is offering 20% of all K-Cup pods on Keurig .com with the code "CELEBRATE" at checkout until October 1.
It is the richest deal in National Basketball Association history. Now, the Thunder just need to sell George and Anthony. He agreed to the deal on Durant's 29th birthday.
Police officer among five injured in 'terror' act in Canada
The chase ended when the truck flipped over. "They (police) were pulling him out of the windshield, then handcuffed him". October 20, 2014: Quebec police shoot and kill Martin Couture-Rouleau after he threatens an officer with a knife.