19th November 2019
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La Liga round-up: Madrid only manage draw at Leganes

Karim Benzema‘s goal was enough only for Real Madrid to draw 1-1 draw away to Leganes on Monday night, to complete the 32nd round of fixtures in La Liga.

Madrid remain 13 points adrift of Barcelona, with Zinedine Zidane‘s second stage as coach now showing three wins, one defeat and a draw.

‘It looks like we do not have much confidence,’ Zidane said. ‘We have to give a little bit more.’

They also now sit four points behind Atletico Madrid. Finishing second, above their city rivals, appears unlikely. Leganes climb to 11th.

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Real Madrid’s Benzema celebrates after scoring in the 1-1 draw at Leganes (Victor Carretero / courtesy RealMadrid.com)

Barcelona‘s 11-point advantage over Atletico Madrid became nine on Saturday as Lionel Messi was left out of their goalless draw with Huesca.

Barça are now preparing to face Manchester United in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday – the reason Messi and Pique were among 10 players rested for the stalemate with Huesca, as coach Ernesto Valverde prioritised progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

‘Obviously we always want to win but it’s true this game came in slightly different circumstances,’ Valverde said.

‘It is an unusual week because we come from playing an intense match on Wednesday [first leg at Manchester], when the trip was long, and we have the return on Tuesday.

‘Considering the schedule and our advantage in the league, I thought it was time to make changes.’

Atletico Madrid beat Celta Vigo 2-0 thanks to a thundering Antoine Griezmann free-kick and a cool finish from Alvaro Morata.

Spanish La Liga results up to Monday 15 April 2019

Played Monday 15 April

Leganes 1 Real Madrid 1

Played Sunday 14 April

Valladolid 2 Getafe 2

Athletic Bilbao Rayo Vallecano 2

Real Sociedad 1 Eibar 1

Girona 0 Villareal 1

Valencia 3 Levante 1

Played Saturday 13 April

Espanyol 2 Alaves 1

Huesca 0 FC Barcelona 0

Atletico Madrid 2 Celta Vigo 0

Sevilla 3 Real Betis 2

La Liga Table – Monday 15 April 2019

(Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, Points)

Barcelona                32  22   8   2  81  31  74

Atletico Madrid      32  19   8   5  47  21  65

Real Madrid            32  19   4   9  56  38  61

Sevilla                     32  15   7  10  54  39  52

Getafe                     32  13  12  7  40  29  51

Valencia                  32  11  16  5  36  27  49

Athletic Bilbao       32  11  13   8  36  37  46

Alaves                     32  12   9  11  33  40  45

Real Betis              32  12   7   13  38  43  43

Real Sociedad       32  10  11  11  38  39  41

Leganes                 32  10  11  11  32  36  41

Espanyol                32  11   8   13  37  46  41

Eibar                       32   9   13  10  42  44  40

Girona                     32  8   10  14  33  44  34

Villarreal                 32  7  12  13  40  45  33

Levante                   32   8   9  15  45  59  33

Celta Vigo               32   8   8  16  45  55  32

Valladolid                32   7  10  15  26  45  31

Rayo Vallecano      32  7   6   19  36   57  27

SD Huesca              32  5  10  17  35  55  25

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