No Toni Kroos, no Gareth Bale and no Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid tonight. That means that Zinedine Zidane has to build a quality starting lineup which takes care of business against Leganes. Players like James, Isco, Asensio, Kovacic and Alvaro Morata are surely eager to prove they can be trusted ahead of Madrid's busy schedule, featuring two games against Bayern Munich, a Madrid Derby and El Clasico against FC Barcelona in less than one month.
Keylor Navas will be back between the sticks as reserve Kiko Casilla waits for another chance to show he should be the starting goalkeeper for the rest of the season.
How to watch
Kick-off time: 21:30 CET, 03:30pm EST.
Venue: Estadio Butarque, Leganes, Madrid, Spain.
Prediction: Leganes 0-2 Real Madrid (Morata, James)
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar Partidazo (Spain).
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