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Real Madrid face Leganes on Wednesday night in a rescheduled La Liga game from December when Los Blancos were away winning the Club World Cup.

The pressure on Zidane was eased in midweek with a 3-1 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain. It is standing at fourth position in the points table.

And, following the win, the youngster has attempted to spur his team-mates on as they look to make ground on Valencia in third and second placed Atletico Madrid.

"It was an end to end game, a bit insane, but I like that".

"We took advantage of the break to talk in the dressing room and correct some things", he said, as reported by Goal.

Zinedine Zidane's side travel to Real Betis on Sunday looking to exact revenge for the 1-0 defeat at the Bernabeu earlier this season and with that in mind, we look at the burning questions ahead of the trip to Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Mandi diverted Joaquin's corner wide and Loren came close to beating Keylor Navas from 25 yards.

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Junior Firpo then forced Nacho (37) into an unfortunate own goal, to give the home side a surprise lead.

Madrid recovered superbly after the restart, though.

'Lucas (Vazquez) and (Marco) Asensio always deserve more, ' he said.

Just five minutes after the restart, Sergio Ramos thumped a trademark header into the back of the net to level the score-line.

The Portuguese, supposedly in decline, has now scored 10 times in six games between league and Champions League. The Spanish giants will know that they need to get some wins under their belt to ensure that they remain the second best team in the league.

Setien will go into the game without the services of forwards Joel Campbell and Antonio Sanabria along with defender Zouhair Feddal, all of whom are out injured. The boss is thrilled with the comeback performance against Betis side.

While Ronaldo's 11 goals in 18 Primera Liga matches is a decent return, it falls short of his usual standards set in previous seasons, and has contributed to Madrid's domestic struggles that has seen the club fall 17 points behind rivals Barcelona in the Primera Liga table. That scoreline shows that our opponents, who are on great form, played very well and dominated proceedings for some spells.


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