Luca played his first match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in a season where he had not been given a look-in by previous coaches Julen Lopetegui or Santiago Solari. The 20-year-old was rumored to be on his way out of the club after being handed limited playing time and facing stiff competition from Navas and Courtois. Benzema stole all the three points for Madrid in the 89th minute as they put pressure on Atletico Madrid in the race for the second spot.
Speaking in a press conference after the win over Huesca, Zidane spoke on fielding his son over Courtois and Navas, "Luca is the third choice keeper. Courtois wasn't ready and Keylor went with the national team and needed a bit of a rest. I gave minutes to the other keeper." Real Madrid next travel to face Valencia on Wednesday 3rd April.