With the nine changes Zinadine Zidane made in the real Madrid squad, they were able to collect maximum away points against Leganes and gain control of the position one in the Laliga table. The tactical temporary relieve of Ronaldo and Bale from duty gave Alvaro Morata chance to score three goals.
James Rodriguez scored the opener as early as 15’, three minutes later Morata scored the second goal. Mateo Kocacic helped Morata get a brace just five minutes later and Leganes began a journey of equalizer with Gabriel Pires who with the right foot shot from a close distance past the goal keeper into the net at 32’.
Legane’s Luciano Neves scored the second goal for the home team two minutes after the first goal. Although by the end of the second half a 3-2 score gave Leganes hopes for complete come back, second half had a surprise in store as Morata completed his hatrick with a header.
Full Time Score
Leganes’ 2 – 4 Real Madrid