Zidane: I'm exhausted people saying Real Madrid are bad

Real Madrid 0 Villarreal 1 Fornals' late show stuns frustrated champions

Real Madrid 0 Villarreal 1 Fornals' late show stuns frustrated champions

A year after Zidane lead Los Blancos to Champions League and La Liga glory, Real Madrid suffered another major humiliation on Saturday in Spain.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said media coverage of his football squad emphasises the negative because that "sells more".

When these two sides met in this fixture last season, they played to a 1-1 draw while the reverse fixture ended 3-2 in favour of Real.

The team's league form has been poor and after they lost at home to Barcelona and could only draw away with Celta Vigo they dropped to 16 points behind the Catalan league leaders.

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Real remain fourth in the standings on 32 points and are only one point and one place above Villarreal.

Defeat for Madrid leaves them 16 points adrift of Barcelona and now focusing exclusively on cup competitions, but Nacho has denied suggestions that he and his teammates have simply given up hope of catching the runaway leaders.

The master scene in the game was three minutes before the final whistle when Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals scored the only goal in the game and secured the three points for his team.

Karim Benzema remains a doubt, while Marcos Llorente will be sidelined after suffering a shoulder injury against Numancia and Sergio Ramos is still out with a muscle problem.

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