Whites were found in the Montjuic stadium Espanyol with a well planted on the pitch at Real Madrid that he expected in his field, which prevented the Merengues move the ball control.
Locals, meanwhile, appealed mainly to the pressure in and out counterattack, but little by little, Espanyol noticing physical effort was made, leaving more space for a Real Madrid, which came more and more, until he reached the first hit both at fault.
José María Gutiérrez "Guti" drew from a lack of frontal area that sneaks by the right of the goal square Espanyol (67) and shortly after, Raul let go another great shot that went in the goal of Kameni (72).
The victory enables the Real Madrid maintain their pursuit to the andalusia leader, FC Barcelona, which is four points provisionally, pending rioja made by Barcelona on Sunday to face Atletico Madrid.
Sevilla won for his part smooth andalusia Athletic de Bilbao which had many problems to play the ball.
Andalusians came well placed thanks to Diego Capel for the band and shots of Kanouté, but that was the Athletic opened the scoring.
After a corner kick, the ball was dead in the area and there was Igor Gabilondo, to release a great shot which crept into the goal from Andres Palop (25), although a few minutes later came the emapate.
Kanouté topped crossed on a small area for a long pass from the right of Colombian Aquivaldo Mosquera (38).
The draw threw back to Athletic Bilbao after the rest was virtually locked in an area with Sevilla continued to press until the second time.
Kanouté checked again in front of the area, he left two defenders and unleashed a great shot, before which nothing could make Armando (58).