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Madrid stumble again in disappointing draw at Leganes

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By Reuters
Madrid stumble again in disappointing draw at Leganes
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Leganes v Real Madrid - Butarque Municipal Stadium, Leganes, Spain - April 15, 2019 Leganes' Jonathan Silva celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Juan Medina   -   Copyright  JUAN MEDINA(Reuters)

LEGANES, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 La Liga draw at Leganes on Monday, the latest disappointing result in a nightmare season for the European champions.

Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are third in the table and 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, were uninspired against local rivals Leganes.

Madrid put in the kind of lethargic performance which has plagued their season, with Marco Asensio and Raphael Varane missing good first-half chances.

Jonathan Silva fired Leganes ahead in the 45th minute with their first chance of the game, driving home from the edge of the box.

Karim Benzema equalised at the start of the second half and Marcelo saw a shot tipped away as Madrid enjoyed a short period in ascendancy.

Leganes, 11th in the table, went close to winning the game but Youssef En-Nesyri had a goal correctly disallowed for offside.

(Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Toby Davis)