Real Madrid continue their debate in La Liga on Monday, when they transport to the Estadio Municipal de Butarque to take on Leganes.
In a week in that a UEFA Champions League quarter-final seconds legs will take place, playing a domestic tie on a Monday night rather than a European diversion in midweek will usually offer as a sign to Los Blancos what a unsatisfactory debate they have endured.
Date: Monday, Apr 15
Time: 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET
TV: Premier Sports 1 (UK), beIN Sports (U.S.)
Odds: Leganes (21-5), Draw (13-4), Real Madrid (13-19)
Odds according to Oddschecker.
In Real’s many new match, they laboured to a 2-1 win over Eibar, entrance from behind pleasantness of a Karim Benzema brace.
The Frenchman bagged dual second-half headers after Marc Cardona handed Eibar a lead during a Santiago Bernabeu:
Highlights as @Benzema finished it 1⃣7⃣ for a deteriorate in #LaLigaSantander! ⚽️
He could simply have had a hat-trick. The striker had dual goals disallowed for offside, with a second a extrinsic call that compulsory a extensive VAR review, and he also strike a post.
The goals took his total to 17 in La Liga this season. Benzema has usually been some-more inclusive in a joining for Los Blancos in a 2010-11 and 2015-16 seasons, during that he bagged 21 and 24 goals, respectively.
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Real have struggled given Cristiano Ronaldo left final summer, that was to be approaching when he averaged 50 goals a deteriorate in all competitions over a march of his 9 campaigns in a Spanish capital.
Benzema can’t be faulted for his contributions, though, as SB Nation’s Kiyan Sobhani noted:
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Benzema’s finished his partial this season.
With 7 games left, he will wish to during slightest strike a benchmark of 20 goals in La Liga again, starting with success opposite Leganes.
Los Pepineros have usually scored 31 goals in as many joining matches this season—only Real Valladolid have a reduction manly conflict in La Liga—so Zinedine Zidane’s group should be able of traffic with them.
That said, Madrid have already mislaid 5 times on a highway in La Liga this season, including their many new divided compare opposite Valencia on Apr 3, while Leganes have usually mislaid twice during home.
If Los Blancos don’t urge on their new showings, it could be a formidable dusk for them.