Real Madrid vs Leganes: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The capital club are expected to rest many key figures for Saturday's clash as they prepare for Bayern Munich's visit in the Champions League

There may be nothing Real Madrid can do to stop Barcelona from winning La Liga this weekend, but Zinedine Zidane's men still have the fight for second place to keep in mind when they host Leganes on Saturday.

A 15-point difference between third-place Madrid and leaders Barca means the capital club have hardly been in the race this season and the Catalan side need just a draw from Sunday's trip to Deportivo to complete the formality.

But Madrid can still close the four points that separate them and local rivals Atletico Madrid to add to their pursuit of a third consecutive Champions League crown.

They will have to try without many key players, however, as Zidane is expected to rest the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Marcelo - and they have already been stung by Leganes in the Copa del Rey this term.

Game Real Madrid vs Leganes
Date Wednesday, April 28
Time 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Mix and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Mix/Red Button Sky Go

Squads & Team News


Position Real Madrid players
Goalkeepers Navas, Casilla, Luca
Defenders Carvajal, Ramos, Vallejo, Theo, Marcelo, Varane
Midfielders Isco, Asensio, Casemiro, Kovacic, Kroos, Modric, Vazquez
Forwards Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Madrid have been struck with a double blow in the wake of their midweek win over Bayern Munich as Dani Carvajal and Isco face weeks out with injuries. 

Meanwhile, Nacho is a doubt and star man Cristiano Ronaldo could be left out for this game.

Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Navas, Achraf, Ramos, Vallejo, Theo, Ceballos, Llorente, Kovacic, Bale, Benzema, Asensio

Position Leganes players
Goalkeepers Cuellar, Champagne, Serantes
Defenders Tito, Bustinza, Mantovani, Raul Garcia, Rico, Dos Santos, Munoz, Zaldua, Siovas, Gallardo
Midfielders Al Shehri, Gumbau, Gabriel, El Zhar, Szymanowski, Eraso, Perez, Ramos, Brasanac, Mozo, Sierra
Forwards Amrabat, Guerrero, Beauvue, Naranjo

Captain Martin Mantovani and Alexander Szymanowski are still out injured, but Ezequiel Munoz could return to the squad.

Potential Leganes starting XI: Cuellar, Zaldua, Bustinza, Siovas, Rico, Gabriel, Perez, Eraso, El Zhar, Amrabat, Ramos.


Betting & Match Odds


Real Madrid are favourites to win at odds of 1/3, with Leganes' chances rated 17/2. A draw between the teams is available at 17/4.

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Match Preview


Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Champions League

Although Real Madrid were recently held to a draw by Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid in recent games, their domestic form has been solid.

By contrast, Leganes have had a poor second half of the season, having won just three times since the start of February, but have just about managed to avoid falling into a relegation scrap.

But with the second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich coming up followed by a clash with Barcelona, Zinedine Zidane is set to rest a few key players for Saturday's tie.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro are all expected to miss the game, while the defence will be much different with Marcelo and Raphael Varane being rested and Dani Carvajal out injured.

It means Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will likely start at the pinnacle of the attack, while Dani Ceballos, Mateo Kovacic and Marcos Llorente will be in midfield.

With Jesus Vallejo, Theo Hernandez and Achraf Hakimi in the defence, Leganes may fancy their chances of replicating this season's Copa del Rey win over Zidane's team.

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