Match Report Real Madrid 3-0 Leganés: Bale leads the victory at Santiago...

Match Report Real Madrid 3-0 Leganés: Bale leads the victory at Santiago Bernabéu


Real Madrid won the 11th match of the regular season against Leganés at Santiago Bernabéu. Zidane decided that Nacho should be the full center pair of Varane and a midfield with a lot of quality with Kroos, Kovacic and Isco. Finally, Morata had the chance to be in the starting 11 because of Benzema´s muscular problems.

The match started quite difficult because Leganés were playing with four defenders and five midfielders. For that reason, Los Blancos had many problems to connect with Cristiano, Bale and Benzema. In the fist half an hour, Real Madrid didn’t have many chances to score the first goal, but finally a great long pass from Isco to Bale opened the scoreboard in the minute 38. Just before the first half ends, the Welshman scored the second goal from a set piece.

The second half started really calm and in the first 15 minutes we only can highlight two chances of Gareth Bale and the return of Luka Modrid, who entered on the pitch replacing Kovacic. In the minute 68 James entered replacing Isco in the midfield. Los Blancos were controlling the game and Leganés had a great chance around the minute 70 from Szymanowski but Keylor Navas did a great safe.

Morata was not participating in the match but suddenly he received a pass from Kroos and he scored the third one for Los Blancos. The Spaniard striker had the opportunity to show that he can play from the beginning but he didn’t receive too many passes from their partners. Five minutes after Morata’s goal, Lucas Vázquez entered replacing him with a huge ovation.

Cristiano had many opportunities to score his goal but he will not remember this match as the best one he played with Real Madrid’s t-shirt. Nacho was very well placed on the pitch and he performed really good tackles for Real Madrid’s interests. We can say that we watched a really good game of the players managed by Zinedine Zidane against a team that had a very defensive line up and that always is difficult to open the scoreboard. The best news for Real Madrid supporters were the return of James Rodríguez and Luka Modric after being injured several weeks.