With teams like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid chasing them down, can Real Madrid stay in 1st place in La Liga? They’ll have a chance to expand their lead when they face Leganes on Nov. 6. It’s going to be a fun match so click to watch!
This is the third time that Real Madrid and Leganes have met – ever! The previous pair of matches came in 2003 in the knockout stages of the Copa del Rey. Now, Los Blancos will be gracious hosts, as Leganes travels to Santiago Bernabeu to meet Real Madrid on their home turf. The game is set for 6:00 AM ET so start your day off right – with some sport!
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For Leganes, just getting a chance to play against Real is a victory. The Pepineros (aka the Cucumber Growers) have been around since 1928, but this season was the first time they’ve ever played in La Liga. They’re mostly a club that played in the third and fourth division of Spanish football. It was promoted to the Segunda Division in 1987 and thanks to an epic run, they’ve finally made it to the big leagues!
They haven’t really been tearing up La Liga, as the Pepineros are going into this match in 16th place. It’s possible they may be relegated back down to Segunda, and they may not get many more chances to play against superstars like Gareth Bale, 27, Karim Benezema, 28, and Cristiano Rolando, 31. While some squads want to avoid facing that trio of top-notch talent, Leganes’s coach wants the BBC (Bale, Benezema, Cristiano) to start!
“For us, it’s better if [that trio] start than [Lucas] Vazquez and [Alvaro] Morata play because of the type of players they are and the mentality they have,” Leganes coach Asier Garitano, 46, said ahead of the game, per ESPN. “Morata and Vazquez are different players from the BBC. They are the type of players that are hungry and want to prove a point while the BBC are already established.”
That’s an interesting strategy but after getting demolished by Barcelona, 5-1, Leganes is ready to try anything to keep their La Liga dreams alive. Will they be able to hold Real to a draw, much like Legia Warsaw did in the Champions League? Or will the BBC be too much for Leganes to take?
Who do you think will win this match, HollywoodLifers? Will Real run wild on Leganes or will the Pepineros power through for an upset?