La Liga: Benzema, Bale lead Real rout of Leganes

Published: September 02, 2018 12:51:01 | Updated: September 03, 2018 12:34:14


Real's Benzema celebrates with captain Ramos as they seal victory against Leganes — Reuters photo

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale continued their good goalscoring form since Cristiano Ronaldo's exit as Real Madrid beat Leganes in La Liga on Saturday night.

Bale opened the scoring with a powerful effort, the seventh consecutive La Liga game in which he has scored.

Guido Carrillo equalised with a penalty but Benzema then headed in a goal awarded by the video assistant referee.

He then blasted in a fine second - his fourth goal in two games - before Sergio Ramos added a penalty, according to a BBC report.

Benzema has now scored five goals in four games this season, with Bale scoring three. Ronaldo, meanwhile, has yet to score his first goal for Juventus after three Serie A matches - although his side has won all three games.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtous made his Real debut but had a quiet night, only facing three shots on target including the penalty by Southampton loanee Carrillo.

Julen Lopetegui's Real are the only team to win their opening three La Liga games, although champions Barcelona can emulate them when they host Huesca on Sunday (16:30 GMT).

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