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Jan 18, 2018 at 8.30pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal de Butarque
Attendance: 11,327
Leganes
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Real Madrid
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Asensio (89')

Zinedine Zidane hopes Leganes win is "turning point" for Real Madrid

Zidane hopes Leganes win is
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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane declares himself happy with his side's slender 1-0 win over Leganes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final tie.

Zinedine Zidane has praised his Real Madrid players for picking up a late 1-0 victory over Leganes in the Copa del Rey, which he hopes will act as a "turning point" in their campaign.

Los Blancos are well off the pace in La Liga at the midway stage, finding themselves 19 points adrift of leaders Barcelona with a game in hand to play.

The pressure has been building on boss Zidane, but his side picked up a first win in four against Leganes on Thursday night, leaving the Estadio Municipal de Butarque with a slender advantage for the quarter-final second leg thanks to Marco Asensio's 89th-minute goal.

Speaking to reporters after the match, an upbeat Zidane said: "The result is very good for us, keeping a clean sheet and scoring an away goal. We were committed, defended well, had a lot of balance in our play. We found it difficult to play with more adventure.

"But that is normal, as many of these players do not play often. And the second half was much better. We have to get back to winning games, keeping clean sheets.

"This was a step that way. We cannot say we played a great game, but we got an important result in the tie. That is positive. We hope this is a turning point. We wanted to win today, at a difficult place to play. We are happy with the result."

Madrid welcome Deportivo La Coruna to the Bernabeu ahead of facing Leganes in the return fixture next Wednesday.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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