Real Madrid beared heart breaking defeat, however one that did not ultimately matter as they secured a place in the Copa del Rey quarter-final, with the speed of Vinicius Junior and the willingness of Alvaro Odriozola being the sole positives going forward for Los Blancos.
Of the rest of the players, there was very little or nothing that would be said, apart from the succession of saves from Keylor Navas in the closing stages.
While some of his teammates were already in the shower, the Costa Rican showed everyone the reason why Madrid decided not to sell him following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.
The saves were essential in guaranteeing Madrid's Copa del Rey progression.
Leganes were spirited at Butarque, creating 10 chances and firing 21 shots on goal as Santiago Solari struggled to seek out an answer to finish Madrid's unhealthy spell and the poor form they're going through.
They are in such a disappointing spell that as soon as a player seems who brings two components as simple as speed and desire, then it leaves the vast majority of other players being painted in a not so flattering light.
Like it or not, that is the reality.
Vinicius is accidentally showing others up other teammates with what he's bringing, although what he has made clear is that his position isn't that of a No. 9, which is where he played in the first half.
In addition, Solari stressed that they will miss Karim Benzema if his absence is confirmed due to a broken finger.
Only the joy of the Brazilian has managed to interrupt the monotony that's evident in Solari's side, although a number of the coach's other decisions are more puzzling, like giving Brahim Diaz just 5 minutes when he's a player who needs game time as the newcomer in the squad.
Similar scenes have already been experienced without going any further last season but this time, the feelings were different.
The staff believed in Zinedine Zidane and now they give the impression that it's not the case with the new man in charge.
We are not simply talking exclusively concerning Isco here either.
The only good thing for Madrid is that you can only expect things to enhance and get better for a team who likely cannot get any worse; they're going to soon show why they're a side who have won four Champions League titles in the last 5 seasons.
Fortunately for Real Madrid, Leganes could only beat Navas on one occasion, despite the amount of shots on goal from Mauricio Pellegrino's team.
This is not normal and this sense of living on the edge is turning into constant.