Barcelona needed a late goal to overcome LaLiga strugglers Leganes on Saturday and Ernesto Valverde conceded his side found life difficult.
Barcelona earned a late 2-1 win at Leganes on Saturday through an Arturo Vidal strike, extending their lead at the top of LaLiga.
Javier Aguirre has been appointed as the new head coach of LaLiga side Leganes, four months after being sacked by Egypt.
Karim Benzema was the star for Real Madrid against Leganes on Wednesday, with Zinedine Zidane lauding his overall contribution.
Real Madrid made light work of Leganes at the Santiago Bernabeu, as Karim Benzema led the way in a 5-0 thrashing.
Staying at Real Madrid has been good for Gareth Bale, according to Zinedine Zidane, who gave no time to new transfer rumours.
Leganes are currently bottom of La Liga having had a winless start to the 2019-20 season.
Vitolo's goal helped Atletico Madrid beat Leganes 1-0 but Joao Felix's performance caught the eye of team-mate Jan Oblak.
Atletico Madrid got their second win from as many LaLiga games, beating Leganes 1-0 thanks to Vitolo at Butarque.
Having spent last season on loan with Leganes, Kenneth Omeruo has agreed a permanent transfer to the Spanish club from Chelsea.