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Sport Real Madrid winless in 3 matches after home loss to Villarreal

21:20  13 january  2018
21:20  13 january  2018 Source:   thescore.com

With words, Zidane tries to get Real Madrid back on track

  With words, Zidane tries to get Real Madrid back on track Zinedine Zidane is hoping his words will help put Real Madrid back on track.Zidane had a longer than usual talk with his players before training on Tuesday, saying it's his responsibility to keep them motivated despite the team's struggles in the Spanish league."Sometimes a talk is necessary," Zidane said. "I'm not giving a speech just to give a speech."I'm not happy with the situation," he said. "We can improve in all areas. All I can do is keep working hard and keep giving my best. And it's the same regarding my players. I have to try to get each one of them to give a little bit more.

Real Madrid remains 16 points adrift of table-topping Barcelona following a sobering 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal . It was also the first time Los Blancos lost two consecutive league matches at home since February 2007. Pablo Fornals neatly lobbed Keylor Navas for the winning goal after 87 minutes.

Real Madrid 's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Saturday, Jan. It was Madrid ’s third home loss this season.

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Real Madrid remains 16 points adrift of league-leading Barcelona following a sobering 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal.

It was the first ever win for the visitor at the Bernabeu, and one that loosens Zinedine Zidane's grip on the managerial reins in Madrid. It was also the first time Los Blancos lost two consecutive matches at home since February 2007.

Pablo Fornals neatly lobbed Keylor Navas for the winning goal after 87 minutes. The Costa Rican was stranded after blocking Enes Unal's effort, but it wasn't as straight-forward chance for Fornals who seemed to slow time down before lifting the ball to find the onion bag.

Spanish Report Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Wants Jurgen Klopp as Next Real Madrid Manager

  Spanish Report Claims Cristiano Ronaldo Wants Jurgen Klopp as Next Real Madrid Manager ​Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be Cristiano Ronaldo's first choice to replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager should the Frenchman be sacked. 2Madrid have endured a difficult defence of their Spanish league title, with Los Blancos currently fourth in table and sixteen points adrift of leaders Barcelona, giving rise to speculation that Zidane could leave Real at the end of the season - with Germany manager Joachim Low another ​to be linked with the Bernabeu hot seat.

Cristiano Ronaldo sums up Real Madrid 's feelings, during the La Liga match against Villarreal at the Bernabeu. It was Real 's third home loss this season, and they have won only half of their games at the Bernabeu. France ends winless streak.

Real Madrid 's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Saturday, Jan. It was Madrid ’s third home loss this season.

With La Liga ambitions practically quashed, the clear priority at Real Madrid is attempting to capture a third straight Champions League crown. The club hasn't been handed a kind draw in the knockout rounds - Paris Saint-Germain is its opponent in the round of 16 - and derisory results could mean Zidane isn't the man in charge for the remainder of that campaign.

It's been a frustrating season for

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Ronaldo nails 2 penalties as Real Madrid beats Valencia 4-1 .
A beleaguered Zinedine Zidane got the win he needed to take some pressure off as the Real Madrid manager.Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties to lead them past Valencia 4-1 on Saturday, breaking Madrid's four-game winless streak away from home in the Spanish league.The lopsided win at the ground of the sensation of La Liga this season came after the criticism of Zidane intensified this week following Madrid's shock exit from the Copa del Rey quarterfinals to modest Leganes."I will always be under scrutiny, every day, that won't change until the end," Zidane said after the win at Mestalla.

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