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Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    So, Real sign off for the international break with a laboured win over newly promoted Leganes, Gareth Bale's two goals papering over a poor first half by Zinedine Zidane's side.

    How will Barca respond? We will know in a few hours time. You can follow their progress from 19:15 GMT with our live text on the BBC Sport website.

    Goodbye for now and thanks for your company.

    Gareth Bale celebrates
  2. FULL-TIME - Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    Real go five points clear at the top of La Liga.

    Real Madrid celebrate
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    Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    Ronaldo reacts

    Free-kick to Real 30 yards out.

    Cristiano Ronaldo steps up...and blasts woefully wide.

    He's had better games.

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    Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    Two minutes of additional time.

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    Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    Time running out for Gareth Bale to complete his hat-trick.

    Bale in action
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    Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    The tackles have been flying with casualties on both sides.

    Omar Ramos' game has been cut short by injury while Real substitute Lucas Vazquez is also in the wars after winning his side a free-kick on the edge of the Leganes area.


    Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    Real's third and final change - Lucas Vazquez is on in the closing stages for goalscorer Alvaro Morata.

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    Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    So, Real Madrid are going five points clear at the top of La Liga. It's not been a vintage performance from Zinedine Zidane's side but they have done enough to hang on to top spot during the international break.

    Zinedine Zidane
  9. GOAL - Real Madrid 3-0 Leganes

    Alvaro Morata

    All over. Another clinical finish this time from the boot of Alvaro Morata from an angle after a threaded Luka Modric pass.

    Alvaro Morata scores
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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Alexander Szymanowski has been Leganes' biggest threat. He was very unlucky with that effort. Tremendous goalkeeping by Navas.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Is this the moment Leganes' fans have waited for?

    The visitors have unlocked the Real defence and Argentine Alexander Szymanowski is clean through with only Keylor Navas to beat.

    He takes one glance before dispatching a shot which Navas brilliantly deflects over his bar.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    There's a huge sense of anticipation from the crowd each time the balls lands at Gareth Bale's feet. They are willing the forward to complete his hat-trick. Twenty minutes for Real's No 11 to do it.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    A second change for Real as James Rodriguez comes on for a lacklustre Isco.

    Leganes also use the moment to send on a fresh pair of legs. On comes Brazilian forward Luciano for Ruben Perez.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    This is a critical spell for Leganes.

    Lots of positives for the visitors so far despite the scoreline. 

    They certainly haven't embarrassed themselves against their illustrious neighbours but there's still another 25 minutes to go.

    Real Madrid's midfielder Isco vies with Leganes' Italian defenders Mantovani and Machis

    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Real fans climb to their feet to welcome back Luka Modric after a spell out injured. The former Tottenham man is on for Mateo Kovacic.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Gareth Bale is going flat out for his hat-trick.

    Another header brings another save from Jon Ander Serantes.

    Bale has half an hour to complete his treble.

    Gareth Bale in action
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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Leganes are enjoying a spell of possession just outside the Real area. They might be unbeaten at the top of the table but Real have managed just two top-flight clean sheets this season. They'll be keen to make it three in this game.

    Ruben Perez of Leganes controls the ball while being challenged by Isco of Real Madrid

    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    First change of the game.

    Leganes replace forward Darwin Machis with Omar Ramos.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Free-kick to Real just outside the Leganes area. 

    Will it be Ronaldo or Bale to take?

    It's Bale...and it's so close. Bale will be kicking himself if he does not complete his hat-trick. Hecould have had a three goals in the first eight minutes of the second half alone.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Leganes

    Another Real chance. And again it falls to Gareth Bale. 

    Cristiano Ronaldo produces a sublime cross which Bale powers towards the net only for Jon Ander Serantes to pluck the ball out of the air.