Real Madrid fightback By

Anita Tucker
February 20, 2018

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that coaching Real Madrid is draining as he prepares his side for its return to La Liga action on the back of the Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain. "We thought we could change the game - and we changed it".

"It was a bit of a insane game, but I like that", Zidane said. Leganes will hope that a poor Real Madrid side turns up so that they can get a result from this game.

Asensio opened the scoring in the eight-goal thriller, however, inspired by Joaquin, Real Betis took a 2-1 lead into the break.

But his form has also attracted a host of clubs in Europe, and the Spanish youngster has warned Real to ensure he plays more regularly, or he could be off in the summer. Marcelo was injured in the 26th minute of a frenetic first half after stretching to control a ball in his own box and going down holding the back of his right thigh.

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Real Madrid were not finished, however, and added a fifth in the second minute of added time when late substitute Benzema swept a low Vazquez cross into the far corner of the net.

That's even more the case considering the hugely impressive performance delivered from the bench by Marco Asensio, whose raiding down the left wing created the second and third goals against PSG for Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo. Zidane opted for a rotated line-up after his side's midweek victory in the Champions League and it looked to have cost him dearly - but his players seemed determined to avoid another upset.

"Players need to be playing football, particularly when they are at such an early stage in their careers, as it helps their development and growth as a player.", he told El Larguero. "You've got to recognise the job that Marco did and the same goes for Lucas Vázquez, who performed very well on the other flank".

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