Leganés: Cuéllar; Tito, Bustinza, Siovas (Mantovani 46’), Diego Rico; Gumbau (Rubén Pérez 46’), Gabriel; Omar Ramos (Amrabat 72‘), Eraso, El Zhar; Beauvue. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Kiko Casilla; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Theo Hernández; Casemiro, Kovacic (Dani Ceballos 92’); Lucas Vázquez, Isco (Marcos Llorente 85’), Marco Asensio; Benzema (Bale 75’). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 06. Bustinza. Flung himself forward to head over line after first shot saved.
1-1. 11. Lucas Vázquez. Picked up Kovacic pass and struck shot across Cuéllar.
1-2. 29. Casemiro. Finished off quick passing move with low shot past keeper.
1-3. 90. Sergio Ramos (penalty). After Kovacic brought down by Rico in area.
Yellow cards: Diego Rico 51’, Sergio Ramos 56’, Cuéllar 84’, Rubén Pérez 85’.
Real Madrid finally found time to play the match which was postponed from December due to the Club World Cup, a 1-3 victory against city rivals Leganés taking Zidane’s side above Valencia to third place. Bustinza gave the lcals an early lead, but strikes by Lucas Vázquez and Casemiro turned the scoreline around by the break. Casilla had to save from Beauvue after the restart however, and the result was in doubt until Sergio Ramos converted a last minute penalty.