Real Madrid with no Cristiano Ronaldo or Bale: just one defeat

The LaLiga leaders face Leganés without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but the stats indicate they can manage...

Real Madrid: just one defeat with neither Cristiano nor Bale
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Real Madrid meet Leganés in LaLiga tonight (21:30 CEST) without Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale - but history suggests they'll cope in their absence.

With his team facing a demanding April schedule, boss Zinedine Zidane has opted to rest the pair - and Toni Kroos - leaving them out of his squad altogether.

In the nearly four years that Cristiano and Bale have shared the Real dressing room, Los Blancos have played a total of 14 games without either of the two.

Sergio Ramos (centre) and Isco (right) look dejected during Real's defeat to Celta in May 2014.

Just the one loss with no Cristiano or Bale

And the LaLiga leaders' record in those matches offers their fans cause for optimism: they've picked up 11 wins, two draws (both Copa del Rey stalemates that did not prevent them from reaching the following round) and just the one defeat.

Real's only reverse in a game featuring neither Cristiano nor Bale came back in May 2014, when they lost 2-0 at Celta Vigo in the league.

All Real Madrid's games without Bale or Cristiano

Season Date Match Result Competition
2013-2014 07/12/2013 O. Xàtiva-Real Madrid 0-0 Copa del Rey D
2013-2014 18/12/2013 Real Madrid-O. Xàtiva 2-0 Copa del Rey W
2013-2014 11/05/2014 Celta-Real Madrid 2-0 LaLiga L
2014-2015 29/10/2014 Cornellà-Real Madrid 1-4 Copa del Rey W
2014-2015 02/12/2014 Real Madrid-Cornellà 5-0 Copa del Rey W
2015-2016 02/12/2015 Cádiz-Real Madrid 1-3 Copa del Rey W*
2016-2017 09/08/2016 Real Madrid-Sevilla 3-2 (aet) UEFA Super Cup W
2016-2017 18/09/2016 Espanyol-Real Madrid 0-2 LaLiga W
2016-2017 26/10/2016 Cultural L.-Real Madrid 1-7 Copa del Rey W
2016-2017 30/11/2016 Real Madrid-Cultural L. 6-1 Copa del Rey W
2016-2017 10/12/2016 Real Madrid-Deportivo 3-2 LaLiga W
2016-2017 04/01/2017 Real Madrid-Sevilla 3-0 Copa del Rey W
2016-2017 12/01/2017 Sevilla-Real Madrid 3-3 LaLiga D
2016-2017 04/03/2017 Eibar-Real Madrid 1-4 LaLiga W

*Real Madrid won the match 3-1, but were expelled from the competition for fielding an ineligible player

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Table PTS W D L
1Real Madrid 68 21 5 2
2Barcelona 66 20 6 3
3Atlético 61 18 7 5
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*Update 5 de abril de 2017