MX23RW : Thursday, December 13 09:14:02
Aug 27, 2017 at 9.15pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Attendance: 65,107
Real Madrid
2-2
Valencia
Asensio (10', 83')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Soler (18'), Kondogbia (77')

Zinedine Zidane "very proud" of players

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refuses to criticise his players following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Valencia in La Liga.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has refused to criticise his players following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Bernabeu.

Marco Asensio scored twice as Los Blancos came from behind late on to draw with Valencia in the entertaining La Liga clash.

Asensio had sent Real Madrid ahead in the 10th minute, but Carlos Soler levelled in the 18th minute, before Geoffrey Kondogbia struck for the impressive visitors 13 minutes from time.

Los Blancos refused to be beaten, however, and Asensio levelled the scores with a free kick in the 83rd minute.

Karim Benzema missed three excellent chances to win it for Real Madrid late on, but Zidane has insisted that he is "very proud" of his players for the effort they put into the match.

"I can't be happy with the result because we played an excellent game and deserved more," Zidane told reporters. "But you cannot always win. I am very proud of my players and that is most important.

"We only lacked finishing. We had seven or eight clear chances and did not score, so the game was there [to be won]. We need to continue like this and think about the next game."

Next up for Real Madrid is a home game against Levante on September 9.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona1594241192231
2Sevilla1584327161128
3Atletico MadridAtletico1577121101128
4Real Madrid158252319426
5AlavesAlaves157351817124
6Levante156452725222
7Real Betis156451617-122
8Getafe155641612421
9GironaGirona155641717021
10Espanyol156361720-321
11Celta Vigo155552824420
12Real Valladolid155551315-220
13Real Sociedad155461818019
14EibarEibar155461923-419
15Valencia153931212018
16Leganes154561519-417
17Villarreal153571519-414
18Athletic Bilbao152851523-814
19Rayo Vallecano152491530-1510
20Huesca1514101230-187

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