Feb 21, 2018 at 5.45pm UK at ​Estadio Municipal de Butarque (Leganés)
Attendance: 11,423
Leganes
1-3
Real Madrid
Bustinza (6')
Rico (51'), Cuellar (85'), Perez (86')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Vazquez (11'), Casemiro (29'), Ramos (90' pen.)
Ramos (57')

Zinedine Zidane: Marco Asensio, Lucas Vazquez "important" players

Zidane: Asensio, Vazquez
© Offside
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane suggests that the performances produced by Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez against Leganes highlights the strength of his 25-man squad.

Zinedine Zidane has talked up the 'importance' of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez after giving the attacking pair a chance to shine in Real Madrid's victory against Leganes.

In the absence of the rested Cristiano Ronaldo and benched Gareth Bale, Vazquez found the net for the third time this season as Los Blancos claimed a 3-1 win in Madrid.

Vazquez, who also bagged an assist, has now started eight times in La Liga this term, while teammate Asensio has been used 12 times from the off.

Asked about the performances of the duo, Zidane told reporters at his post-match presser: "I think they have always been important for me. I'm glad for Lucas because he deserved [the goal].

"He fought before the game. He was not well, he played a great game like Asensio, everybody in general, and [Mateo] Kovacic. He has played a lot lately and he has done great.

"We want to continue. We have had complicated moments and we have to take advantage to continue. There are a group of 25 players here, they know it's difficult. What matters is that they are very good and they show that when they have to play."

Victory for Madrid lifted them up to third in the Spanish top flight, 14 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBarcelona38289199297093
2Atletico MadridAtletico382310558223679
3Real Madrid382210694445076
4Valencia38227965382773
5Villarreal38187135750761
6Real Betis38186146061-160
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16Athletic Bilbao381013154149-843
17Leganes38127193451-1743
RDeportivo La CorunaDeportivo38611213876-3829
RLas PalmasLas Palmas3857262474-5022
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