Gareth Bale booed as Real Madrid stay joint top of La Liga
Gareth Bale’s title was repeatedly booed before and after coming on as a substitute in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win.
Willian Jose had given the visitors a shock lead within two minutes, penalizing a poor defensive backpass.
Before a shot from Federico Valverde put the home side karim Benzema equalised from the free-kick of Luka Modric.
Wales ahead Bale was shipped on for the closing stages during the break following the latest country versus club with whistles ringing in his ears.
Bale, however, kept his cool to ship a deep cross which led to Modric wrap things up with another goal as Real Madrid moved back flat on points with leaders Barcelona.
Before, since a late winner that was awarded following a VAR review was struck by Arturo Vidal Barcelona came from behind to snatch a 2-1 victory.
The hosts had taken the lead to coach Javier Aguirre’s very first home game in charge due to a strike from Morocco ahead Youssef En-Nesyri at the 12th minute.
Leganes spurned two chances to extend their advantage but Barca levelled in the 52nd minute when Luis Suarez glanced in the free-kick of Lionel Messi.
Barca were unconvincing but won the match in the 79th minute because of a goal from Vidal.
The midfielder was at a clear offside position when he knocked in from close selection but a VAR review ruled him on as the ball had bounced off Leganes’ Ruben Perez.
Barca face title rivals Atletico Madrid from house and will need to do this without midfielder Sergio Busquets, who is suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card of the campaign.
Inter Milan kept up the pressure with a win in Torino in terrible weather conditions in Saturday.
Goals from Lautaro Martinez and Stefan De Vrij gave Romelu Lukaku strike of the year and Antonio Conte’s side the half-time direct put the result beyond doubt .
So water can be swept off the pitch involving heavy rain, kick-off was delayed at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, and the players needed to work hard throughout the game onto a sodden surface which deteriorated as the downpour continued.
A late double from Gonzalo Higuain helped Juventus come from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 in Bergamo and stay a point clear at the top of the branch.
Robin Gosens gave the home side a deserved lead in the second half after Musa Barrow missed a penalty.
But Higuain struck in the last 16 minutes to turn the match on its head before Paulo Dybala secured the points with a late strike.
While Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach suffered a shock defeat Union 36, bayern Munich defeated Fortuna Duesseldorf 4-0 to move within a point of top spot with a third straight win under interim coach Hansi Flick.
The winners, who were joined by RB Leipzig on 24 issues, have rediscovered winning ways becoming three victories in all competitions.
They looked sharp during the house fixture in which major striker Robert Lewandowski failed to dent, ending his run of netting from the 11 league games.
They are third behind Moenchengladbach who were stunned 2-0 by promoted Union within their first league loss after three straight wins. Leipzig are second, above Bayern on goal difference, following a 4-1 victory over strugglers.
Bayern, who could have scored found no resistance and fired three from the minute through Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso along with Serge Gnabry.
He’d put up Philippe Coutinho for Bayern’s fourth goal although striker Lewandowski failed to score despite several chances.
Gladbach stunned from Anthony Ujah and finished a win to get a third straight victory that lifted them into 11th on 16 points with Sebastian Andersson’s aim in stoppage period.
Second-placed Leipzig easily conquer Cologne thanks to intentions and Emil Forsberg’s dual from Konrad Laimer and Timo Werner.
Freiburg are on 22 after a 1-1 draw and remained ahead on goal difference of Schalke 04, 2-1 winners in Werder Bremen.