NEWS | 21/02/2018 | Javier GarcíaThe Whites head to Butarque for the rearranged fixture, which was rescheduled on account of the team's involvement at the Club World Cup (6:45pm CET).
Whilst defensive solidity may well be one of Leganés's strengths, in their most recent outings, Real Madrid have showcased all of their attacking prowess. The Whites have averaged 4.6 goals per game since the start of the second half of the campaign (23 goals in five games). A simply devastating return.
"We've been performing well of late and it's very important to finish as high up the table as possible", insisted Zidane in the build-up. The coach, who will be unable to call on Toni Kroos, Jesús Vallejo, Luka Modric and Marcelo, is confident of extending the side's fine recent run. Before the return leg against PSG, the Whites face fixtures against Leganés, Alavés, Espanyol and Getafe in under a fortnight.
Asier Garitano's troops will be bidding to get back to winning ways after having failed to put any points on the board in the last two matchdays. Leganés currently lie in 13th place, with 29 points to their name, and their home record reads five wins, two draws and three defeats. "We'll have to put in a really strong all-round performance. Madrid come into the game in really good form", declared the Basque tactician. Butarque will be packed to the rafters as the home side host Real Madrid for a fifth time in the club's history. Just as they did in their previous four visits, the Whites will be going all out to take the spoils and extend their recent run.