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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 with no Cristiano Ronaldo or Bale: just one defeat
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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.
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Sergio Ramos (centre) and Isco (right) look dejected during Real's defeat to Celta in May 2014.Lalo R. Villar (DIARIO AS)

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

2013-201407/12/2013O. Xàtiva-Real Madrid0-0Copa del ReyD
2013-201418/12/2013Real Madrid-O. Xàtiva2-0Copa del ReyW
2013-201411/05/2014Celta-Real Madrid2-0LaLigaL
2014-201529/10/2014Cornellà-Real Madrid1-4Copa del ReyW
2014-201502/12/2014Real Madrid-Cornellà5-0Copa del ReyW
2015-201602/12/2015Cádiz-Real Madrid1-3Copa del ReyW*
2016-201709/08/2016Real Madrid-Sevilla3-2 (aet)UEFA Super CupW
2016-201718/09/2016Espanyol-Real Madrid0-2LaLigaW
2016-201726/10/2016Cultural L.-Real Madrid1-7Copa del ReyW
2016-201730/11/2016Real Madrid-Cultural L.6-1Copa del ReyW
2016-201710/12/2016Real Madrid-Deportivo3-2LaLigaW
2016-201704/01/2017Real Madrid-Sevilla3-0Copa del ReyW
2016-201712/01/2017Sevilla-Real Madrid3-3LaLigaD
2016-201704/03/2017Eibar-Real Madrid1-4LaLigaW

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

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