Leganes 1-1 Real Madrid: Benzema the silver lining in another mediocre Display

Game is over and the final score is Leganes 1-1 Real Madrid. Here is the match report.

8′ CHANCE! Asensio’s shot saved

Asensio nearly makes it 1-0 with a low shot from inside the box. He shifts the ball onto his left foot excellently with a deft first touch, but it’s not the best-placed shot and Cuellar claims it fairly easily.

16′ CLOSE! Braithwaite heads the ball wide

Braithwaite has just missed a glorious opportunity! Siovas heads a free kick into the six-yard box, but Braithwaite wasn’t expecting it and he sends it wide from two yards out!

45′ GOAL! Leganes 1-0 Real Madrid (Jonathan Silva)

Bustinza fires a long throw into the box, Braithwaite gets a head on the ball to help it into the box and shields the ball so that Silva can arrive.

The defender puts his left foot through it to curl the ball out of Navas’ reach. This certainly wasn’t in the script!

51′ GOAL! Leganes 1-1 Real Madrid (Benzema)

Benzema nets his 18th goal in LaLiga this season, finishing from a very tight angle after his initial shot was saved.

Cuellar got down low to stop the initial effort from Benzema – who latched onto Modric’s through ball – but the Frenchman got to the rebound first and slipped it into the bottom-right corner from a very difficult position.

83′ OFFSIDE! Leganes goal disallowed

En-Nesyri has the ball in the back of the net after a lovely finish under Navas, but he drifted into an offside position to latch onto Nyom’s through ball and the assistant referee gets the call absolutely right.