Real Madrid ran out 5-0 winners over Leganes to close the gap on Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
After a Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Real Vallodolid yesterday, Zinedine Zidane’s side need to win to stay in touch with their arch-rivals.
Stay in touch they did indeed.
In fact, whatever Barcelona can do, apparently Real Madrid can do better.
Zidane’s side not only matched the five goals scored by Messi and company, but they went one further by keeping a clean sheet.
Only seven minutes on the clock and summer signing Brazilian sensation Rodrygo opened up the scoring.
Finding the back of the net after being set up by Karim Benzema.
only one minute later, Benzema was at it again. This time he was the provider for German midfielder Toni Kroos.
8minute son the clock and Real were up by 2.
In the 24th-minute wannabe Olympian, Sergio Ramos got in on the action. He converted a penalty kick at the second time of asking.
Keeper Soriano brought down Eden Hazard for the initial award but was judged by VAR to have come off his line for the first save.
This gave Ramos a second chance, and he made no mistake this time around.
Real were now up by 3.
Halftime: Real Madrid 3 – 0 Leganes.
The second half was much like the second.
Total domination from Los Blancos, who according to beIN statisticians, had 62% possession and 22 shots, compared to their opponents five.
In the 69th minute, another penalty, and this time it was Benzema himself who got in on the action.
The Frenchman converting from 12 yards out after Luka Modric was brought down.
4-0 to the men from Madrid.
Another summer signing got in on the action before the night was over.
This time is was Luka Jovic who opened his Real account.
a 91st-minute goal, wrapped up the scoring for the night and all three points for Zidane’s team.
The win moves Real up to second, just one point behind Barcelona.
Both the big dogs of La Liga had a tough start to the 2019/20 campaign.
However, they appear to have got their affairs in order and will no go to war for the title of Spain’s best!
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) October 30, 2019