As it happened: Leganes 2-2 Real Madrid
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22:062 years ago


That's it for VAVEL UK's coverage of this LaLiga Santander match between Leganes and Real Madrid - we hope you enjoyed it!

Stay tuned on the site for more live coverage and further analysis. 

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The champions have relegated Leganes. 

So harsh on Los Pepineros they tried so hard to find a third but nothing materialised. 

They will feel like they should have had a penalty for a handball from Luka Jovic, however, VAR deemed not. 

Leganes are relegated with Celta Vigo staying up. 

They miss out on survival by a single point. 


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Added time

There will be six minutes of added time! 

A huge six minutes for Leganes!

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88' Corner for Madrid. 
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87' Leganes are throwing everything at this! 


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85' The referee has waved play on!
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Potential penalty for Leganes!!
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Avilés so close just wide!
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83' Cleared by Areola for for another corner.
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82' Corner Leganes
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82' Leganes are fighting for their lives here! 
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77' Game on! 

Assalé drives home the equaliser to give Leganes a chance of survival. 

Big 10 or so minutes for Los Pepineros! They need one more!

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Cooling break

75' There are 15 minutes left for Leganes to keep their top-flight status. 

It is looking increasingly likely as time ticks on. 

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72' Rodriguez tests Areola from about 20 yards out. 

The France international was equal to the shot. 

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60' Isco has been the catalyst in the middle today. 

He has reallly pulled the strings for Los Blancos well today. 

Perhaps he will make his way into Champions League contention. 

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As it stands Leganes will be relegated. 

They need to score two goals against the best defence in La Liga. 

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Real Madrid - Yellow Card

56' Casemiro is the first player for Madrid to be booked. 
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GOAL - LEGANES 1-2 REAL MADRID - Marco Asensio

52' Wonderful goal from Marco Asensio. 

The divine through ball from Isco set away Asensio - who gave Cuellar the eyes and sat him down to roll the ball into the back of the net. 

Heartbreaking for Los Pepineros. 

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Leganes - Yellow Card

48' Bustinza is the next Leganes player to be booked by Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez. 
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Real Madrid - Subsitution

45' Ramos comes off and on comes Nacho Fernández.
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Leganes - Subsitution

45' Off comes Ruibal and Garrido. On comes Guerrero and Rodriguez.
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Second half

45' Madrid kick us off for the second half.


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Half time - Leganes 1-1 Madrid

A huge half coming up for Leganes. 

They currently need all three points with Celta Vigo currently drawing to already relegated, Espanyol.  

But Bryan Gil has breathed life into Los Pepineros' fight for survival. 

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45' What a delightful goal from Bryan Gil. 

The winger plucks the ball out of the air. 

He keeps his composure in front of goal to roll the ball underneath Areola to bring Leganes back into the game. 

That is the 19 year old's first goal for Leganes!

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Leganes - Yellow Card

42' Ruibal enters the book for a foul on Casemiro.
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40' Mendy drives into the box to set up Asensio.   

But the winger was off balance and ballooned his shot over the bar. 

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Leganes - Yellow Card

38' Yellow card for Recio for a foul on the halfway line. 
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Recio has a fantastic chance to score from a freekickust on the edge of the area. His shot hits the wall.
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32' Cooling break
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3000 minutes

All of Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois, Sergio Ramos and Casemiro have played over 3000 minuets this season. 

They are Zidane's spine to this Madrid side. 


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25' Half way through the first half. 

Real Madrid are dominating the game at the moment. 

Despite having their chances, Leganes are struggling to get past the Madrid wall. 

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22' Ball sent in by Byran Gil.

Areola comes rushing off his line to punch clear any danger.

Leganes trying to find their way back in somehow!

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20' Close again from Leganes!

Recio had a fantastic opportunity to get his side back into the game but his shot was far too weak to trouble Areola. 

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17' Benzema nearly doubles Los Blancos' lead. 

He finds his way through the Leganes defence to fire a shot just over the bar. 

The Frenchman has been unforgiving from that position this season. 

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14' Great strike from the 19 year old ,Bryan Gil, who forces a smart save from Areola. 

Leganes need to score two goals against the best defence in La Liga. 

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11' That is Ramos' 13th goal of the season.

A career best for the defender.

Like a fine Spanish wine he is getting better with age. 

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9' Far too easy for Ramos to score. 

He lept above the Leganes defence, who were cuaght knapping, to meet the Isco freekick and guide it past Cuellar

The defender gives Los Blancos the early lead!

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8' Freekick to be taken by Isco.
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6' Good save from Cuellar. The 36 year old pulled off a smart stop to deny Valverde.
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5' Very tetchy affair so far. A big performance needed here from Los Pepineros to ensure their Spanish top flight status. 
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1' A big evening for fringe players in the Los Blancos squad - Areola, Vazquez, Asensio and Vinicius Júnior all have an opportunity here to put themselves at the forefront of Zidane's plans. 
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1' Leganes get us underway!
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Last Meeting

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Leganes Starting XI


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Real Madrid Starting XI


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Stay tuned!

That's all for now but check back an hour or so before kick-off for the confirmed starting XI's from this La Liga Santander clash between Leganes and Real Madrid!
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How to Watch and Follow Leganes vs Real Madrid

If you would like to watch the game then UK Sky customers should visit: for La Liga TV. 

However, for following along online VAVEL is your best option!

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Predicted XI's

Leganes: Cuellar; Ruibal, Bustinza, Tarin, Siovas, Rosales; Eraso, Amadou, Mesa, Gil; Guerrero. 

Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric; Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio.

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Form Guides

Leganes: LWDWW

Real Madrid: WWWWW

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Real Madrid Team News

Left back, Marcelo is expected to miss the rest of the La Liga season with an adductor injury. 

There is a slim chance Zidane will shuffle his pack of players to rest some prior to their Champions League clash with City. 

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Leganes Team News

Javier Aguirre will be without Ruben Perez, who is suspended and Alexander Szymanowski, who is missing through a muscular problem. 

Kenneth Omeruo, Kevin Rodrigues, Oscar Rodriguez and Guido Carrillo will all be aseesed right up to kickoff with Aguirre needing every player possible for their battle this evening. 


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Real Madrid: La Liga WInners

Zinedine Zidane's side will still be celebrating their title win from Thursday evening saw them clinch their 34 La Liga trophy. 

Los Blancos will still like to finish their season on a high and take the winning momentum into their Champions League clash with Manchester City. 

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Leganes fight for survival

This match could go down in Leganes folklore this evening. 

Los Pepineros find themselves currently in 18th place in the La Liga table. 

They are one point away from safety with 17th place Celta Vigo playing already relegated Espanyol. 

Leganes must get something from this game and hope Celta slip up if they are to stay in La Liga for next season. 

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Kick-off time

Leganes vs Real Madrid will take place at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque in Leganes, Spain. 

Kick off time is scheduled for 20:00 BST, 

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Hello and welcome!

Welcome to’s LIVE coverage of the La Liga Santander match between Leganes and Real Madrid. 

My name is Edmund Brack and I’ll be your host for this game.

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.