Bale was onside - just

The Welshman was on the edge of the six-yard box to capitalize on a rebound to beat Cuéllar with an acrobatic finish despite protests from Leganés.

Bale was onside - just
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The first controversy occurred just seven minutes into this evening's game at the Bernabéu. Gareth Bale opened the scoring for Real Madrid amid protests from Leganés players that he was in an offside position.

Bale first to rebound

In the move that led to the goal, Benzema's shot was blocked and the rebound fell to Bale, who was waiting on the edge of the six-yard box and beat Cuéllar with an acrobatic finish. The Welshman was marginally onside when the play was played.

With his opener against Leganés, Bale takes his league tally to 12.

Mayoral's goal was also legal

There were more protests from the visitors at the end of the first half when Borja Mayoral doubled the lead. Mayoral looked to be a good yard offside when Mateo Kovacic whipped in a cross from the left but he took a couple of steps forward when the ball was played and was perfectly placed when the ball skimmed off Bustinza's head, landing right at his feet to leave him an easy tap-in.

Mayoral was a yard ahead of the line but the ball hit Bustinza.