Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick inside the first 48 minutes of the match to lead Real Madrid back to the top of La Liga with a thrilling 4-2 at Leganes on Wednesday.
Zinedine Zidane made nine changes to the side that beat Alaves on Sunday, and the fringe players responded with aplomb as they ran out 4-2 winners over Leganes.
The visitors were off the block quickly as James Rodriguez broke the deadlock in the 15th minute before Morata scored a quick double inside five minutes to create a three-goal lead for Zidane’s side.
Leganes responded through close range finishes from Gabriel Pires and Luciano Neves in the next 15 minutes to peg things back at half-time. But Morata responded immediately after the break to round off a thrilling win for Real Madrid that took them back to the top of La Liga.
Los Blancos are now two points clear of Barcelona at the top of the table. Here are the best tweets emerging in the aftermath of a thrilling Real Madrid win.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) April 5, 2017
FT: Leganes 2-4 Real Madrid
Álvaro Morata’s hat trick, the first of his senior career, leads Real past Leganes! pic.twitter.com/YHW2Cv9GGV
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 5, 2017
FT #LeganesRealMadrid 2-4
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) April 5, 2017
Le Real Madrid garde sa place de leader. pic.twitter.com/cDzPMz1e1M
— Real Madrid France (@FranceRMCF) April 5, 2017
I love Real Madrid. That’s it.
— a girl (@Mrs_Cr7) April 5, 2017
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Brace yourselves Madridistas
— Hammad (@Ronaldoesquee) April 5, 2017
Cause what’s a Real Madrid game without drama?!
— Mrs. Alarcon (@nancycr7rma) April 5, 2017
Real Madrid won, Cavs won. Today was a good day
— Yassine (@TeamKroos) April 6, 2017
And Barcelona can’t even be on top for 24 hours much as they have played more games than real Madrid 😂
It was a Morata show
— Soldier ↪ (@PatohShanqueels) April 5, 2017
Morata entered double figures for the season in the league with his hat-trick and some Real Madrid fans were of the opinion that Zidane would be better off playing the youngsters instead of the famed BBC trio.
No BBC and Real Madrid playing amazing football. Not surprised…
— Fenomenista (@Fenomenista) April 5, 2017
Real Madrid this season is more joyful and enjoyable without the BBC tbh, sad but true..
— Omar 👑 (@OMAR_CR7_) April 5, 2017
IVE NEVER SEEN THIS VERSION OF REAL MADRID SINCE AGES!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤❤❤❤❤❤
— TheRMFam (@TheRMFam) April 5, 2017
— Real Madrid Fan Base (@RealMadrid__BBC) April 5, 2017
since james arrived at real i wanted morata back so this picture would happen bc my two faves hugging i love life thank you pic.twitter.com/5DKg3icYpi
— sic (@realftmadrid) April 5, 2017
What does morata need to do to dislodge benzema? Or is it that BBC just sounds better than BBM? #FanLiveNG
— ‘niyi ajibade (@1yineda) April 5, 2017
— Madridismo Global (@MadridismoGL) April 5, 2017
Morata outdoing Benzema’s legacy
— Olly (@Giroudesquee) April 5, 2017
Morata & Benz now have the same amount of goals. Morata has done it in less appearances. #RealMadridLeganes
— Timm ⚽ (@TimmHiggins) April 5, 2017
Zidane’s tactics (no crossing football) only work with our B team or in other words, without BBC.
— K. (@khesraw_) April 5, 2017
Our best football has come when two members of BBC don’t play. We’ve also played well without Kroos and Modric at times
— Madridista Haven (@MadridistaHaven) April 5, 2017