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Benzema needs backup - after the Leganés vs Real
We ended the 32nd round of LaLiga in Leganés, where Real Madrid visited. After two league wins and a draw, the hosts maintain a secure advantage of 10 points over the relegation zone. The charges of Mauricio Pellegrini do not mention the matches against Real. Benzema and the company have eliminated them from this year's edition of Copa del Rey. Today, all Leganés sympathizers who filled the stands to the brim were hoping for a rematch. Squads: Leganés: Cuellar- Silva, Siovas, Omeruo, Bustinza, Nyom- Eraso (71' El Zhar), Perez, Vesga (85' Recio)- Braithwaite, Carrillo (65' En-Nesyri) Real Madrid: Navas- Marcelo, Nacho, Varane, Carvajal- Modric, Casemiro, Valverde- Asensio (81' Bale), Benzema, Isco (77' Vazquez) As expected, the players of Real did not intend to give up the ball to their rivals even for a moment. For the first five minutes Carvajal and Varane competed against each other for a more detailed application to Benzema. I must admit that they did quite well, because the Frenchman easily mastered the balls flying in his direction. Unfortunately, surrounded by a few rivals, he didn't even have a place to shoot. The guests quickly realized that this tactic wasn't the best way to score and they started to exchange short passes for long periods of time. The only thing they've gained from this is an even greater amount of possession. However, the dangerous actions under Cuellar's gate were like a cure. Real had no idea how to dismantle the tightly set defense of the hosts. The ineptitude of Zidane's charges has been exploited by Leganés' players. Just before the break there was a commotion in the penal field of the Real. The defenders of Real couldn't hit the ball Braithwaite got into. The Dane passed before sixteen to Silva, who defeated Navas with a technical shot. Senna's first half ended with a strong accent. At the very beginning of the second part of the match, the guest who is experiencing his second youth this season remembered himself. Modric sent an exact application to the penal field, where Benzema found himself perfectly well. The Frenchman's first shot was defended, but the goalkeeper couldn't help it. We had a tie and the fun started all over again. Guests decided that the draw with Leganés takes the blinds and after scored a levelling goal, they decided to return to their game from the first half of the game. Nothing that did not contribute to the inserts and passes exchange in the central zone of the pitch clearly presented the lack of any idea to pass the defense of rivals. Benzema retreated to play the ball, which resulted in a lack of a player in the penalty area who could finish the action. However, the Frenchman had to work for Isco and Asensio today, who were completely invisible and Zidane had to take them off the pitch. The closer it was to 90 minutes, the bigger the smile grew on my face. The referee decided to prolong my suffering for three minutes, during which, as with most of the match, nothing interesting happened. Defensive playing Leganés combined with helpless Real is a mix only for fans with strong nerves. It's so good to have the Champions League tomorrow.