But Leganes hit back when striker Guido Carillo stabbed a loose ball over the line in the 82nd minute after full back Rodrigo Tarin’s cross thumped off the crossbar’s underside.
Real loss shifts momentum to Atletico ahead of Madrid derby Atletico Madrid have failed to win their three games at Leganes since the latter were promoted to the top flight for the first time in 2016.
They drew their last two outings at Butarque 0-0. Atletico Madrid are presently second with 20 points, one point behind champions FC Barcelona who visit Rayo Vallecano later on Saturday. NAN