Leganes 1 Real Madrid 1: In-form Benzema secures point for Zidane's side


Real, who were also knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the last-16 stage by Ajax Amsterdam, put in the kind of lethargic performance which has plagued their season, with Marco Asensio and Raphael Varane missing good first-half chances.

Zinedine Zidane only used Gareth Bale for 10 minutes in Real Madrid's 1-1 draw against Leganes on Monday night, sending a clear message to the Welshman.

"All of my players are important and good, but we are going to make changes", Zidane said on Sunday.

He took his La Liga tally to 18 goals against Leganes and Carvajal hailed him as Madrid's player of the season.

One bright spot in Madrid's season has been the form of Karim Benzema, who has done his best to fill the goalscoring void left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus at the start of the campaign.

Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid is set for changes this summer after a disappointing season.

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It was Benzema's 27th goal in all competitions this season.

"He has played at the highest level and won everything as a coach, so you are a little anxious when you go to speak to him but he is fantastic".

The Frenchman has now netted Madrid's last five goals, yet media reports have suggested the club could bring in another striker in the next transfer window. Today I wanted to make a change and that's it.

Madrid should have been made to pay four minutes later, only for Martin Braithwaite to head wide from three yards out after getting the better of Nacho, playing in a defence minus the services of the injured Sergio Ramos.

"We're always willing to win and we've got our pride, our love for the shirt is worth a lot more, and we have to demand more wins and better results from ourselves". We have to be mentally prepared.