La Liga 2016/17: Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes - Player ratings
Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win over Leganes today and it just does not look like there will be anyone who can stop them from winning the league this season.
Here are the player ratings from the game:
Keylor Navas - 9/10
Nothing much to do the entire game and was made to just one proper save the entire game.
Carvajal - 8.5/10
Stopped 2 brilliant chances Leganes had to counter and was brilliant throughout the match. Made several tackles and was successful all the time. Got dribbled past just once.
Nacho - 8/10
Got dribbled past once or twice but was solid at the back. Partnered well with Varane to keep the Leganes players at bay.
Varane - 8.5/10
His pace and awareness was enough to make life difficult for the Leganes forwards today. Combined exceptionally well with Nacho to help Real Madrid keep their first clean sheet in 10 games.
Marcelo - 9/10
Was brilliant throughout the game. Spent most of the time in the Leganes half as he had very little to do defensively.
Kroos - 8.5/10
Took time to settle into the match but once he did, he was on top of his game. Assisted Morata's goal with a brilliant through ball and put in some good crosses as well.
Kovacic - 7.5/10
His vision and passing was top class but he could have done a lot better overall. Misplaced a few passes and sometimes, he just chose the wrong player to pass to.
Isco - 9/10
Real Madrid's best midfielder by a mile today. Had a near perfect game and was able to assist Gareth Bale with that brilliant through ball when nobody could manage a way past the Leganes defense.
Bale - 9.5/10
The best player in the match. Man of the Match by a mile. Scored two goals within eight minutes towards the end of the 2nd half to put Real Madrid in the driver's seat. Almost scored a third goal on several occasions!
Ronaldo - 4/10
Of the matches this season, this has to be Ronaldo's worst! Was going down very often all throughout the match and was nowhere to be seen for most of the 2nd half. Had 2 good chances to score from free kicks - one hit the wall, the other hit the crowd sitting almost near the corner flag. Leganes goalkeeper, Serantes had more shots on target than him!
Morata - 8/10
Played a little deep to allow Ronaldo and Bale spearhead the attack. Did brilliantly well to get past 2 Leganes defenders, stay on his feet and score the 3rd goal.
Luke Modric - 7/10
Came on for Kovacic midway through the 2nd half and did a good work to keep the ball.
James Rodriguez - 7/10
Wasn't involved in a lot of the action after coming on around the 70th minute. The only time he was in the limelight was the free kick he took - which went wide of the post.
Vazquez - N/A
Didn't do much to affect the game after coming on for Morata.