Real Madrid vs Fuenlabrada: Zidane speaks on draw with minnows


Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said he is not furious with their 2-2 draw with third-tier side, Fuenlabrada, in the Copa del Rey.
Madrid progressed to the last 16 with a 4-2 aggregate win, but Zidane’s men were forced to dig deep in the second-leg fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.
Fuenlabrada took the lead in the 25th minute, before a quick-fire brace from Borja Mayoral in the second half gave the hosts the lead.
However, Alvaro Portilla struck late on to secure a memorable draw.
Zidane, who named the youngest team of his Madrid reign, said afterwards: “I’m not upset at all, it was foreseen.
“It’s not easy for the players, there were homegrown players.
“I’m happy to advance in the tie, the opponent played a very good game. The important thing is the tie and we passed.”
He added: “People can say what they want, but they also saw their players fight until the end.
“There were players who had not played together. The opponent does not have a level of Segunda B. Fuenlabrada are a good team.
“I’m looking at my players, those who were on the field, in the second half we did it well, I’m happy,.”


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