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Real Madrid 4-1 Leganes: Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale help hosts win

Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has scored in all three La Liga games this season

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale continued their good goalscoring form since Cristiano Ronaldo's exit as Real Madrid beat Leganes in La Liga.

Bale opened the scoring with a powerful effort, the seventh consecutive La Liga game in which he has scored.

Guido Carrillo equalised with a penalty but Benzema then headed in a goal awarded by the video assistant referee.

He then blasted in a fine second - his fourth goal in two games - before Sergio Ramos added a penalty.

Benzema has now scored five goals in four games this season, with Bale scoring three. Ronaldo, meanwhile, has yet to score his first goal for Juventus after three Serie A matches - although his side has won all three games.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtous made his Real debut but had a quiet night, only facing three shots on target including the penalty by Southampton loanee Carrillo.

Julen Lopetegui's Real are the only team to win their opening three La Liga games, although champions Barcelona can emulate them when they host Huesca on Sunday (17:30 BST).

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10ModricBooked at 3minsSubstituted forIscoat 62'minutes
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8Kroos
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 85'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 20AsensioSubstituted forCeballosat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 6Nacho
  • 7Mariano
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Llorente
  • 22Isco
  • 24Ceballos

Leganés

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cuéllar
  • 2Moreno Fuertes
  • 3Bustinza
  • 22Siovas
  • 5Silva
  • 17ErasoSubstituted forVesgaat 69'minutes
  • 21Pérez
  • 6Gumbau
  • 10El ZharSubstituted forEn-Nesyriat 70'minutes
  • 20SantosBooked at 27minsSubstituted forRolanat 81'minutes
  • 9Carrillo

Substitutes

  • 4Rolan
  • 7Ojeda
  • 12Nyom
  • 13Serantes
  • 23Vesga
  • 24Omeruo
  • 26En-Nesyri
Referee:
Santiago Jaime Latre
Attendance:
59,255

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamLeganés
Possession
Home77%
Away23%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Leganés 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Leganés 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganés) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Silva with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

  6. Post update

    Diego Rolan (Leganés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jonathan Silva.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid).

  9. Post update

    Rubén Pérez (Leganés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganés).

  12. Post update

    Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Diego Rolan (Leganés).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Gareth Bale.

  15. Post update

    Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gerard Gumbau (Leganés).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Leganés. Diego Rolan replaces Michael Santos.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

  19. Post update

    Rubén Pérez (Leganés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Dani Ceballos replaces Marco Asensio.

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4Sevilla21104134
5Espanyol21103124
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7Huesca21104314
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9Getafe31112204
10Atl Madrid311123-14
11Girona311124-24
12Levante21014223
13Eibar310235-23
14Real Valladolid302101-12
15Valencia201113-21
16Villarreal301213-21
17Alavés201103-31
18Real Betis201103-31
19Leganés301248-41
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