Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

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

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

The first half of the La Liga season wraps up this weekend with Real Madrid hosting Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

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Los Blancos now sit 16 points behind leaders FC Barcelona, after they drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo last weekend. "That's what's important, and recently it has been hard to win matches".

Real Madrid, the defending La Liga champions, are now fourth, 16 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Its next league game is on Saturday against sixth-place Villarreal.

The host had most of the chances under steady rain, but Villarreal also threatened a few times before Fornals found the net.

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Bale saw a goal ruled out after nodding in from Ronaldo's header back across goal, before Asenjo made a fine stop from Marcelo's rasping 35-yard drive.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will reappear in the Real Madrid line-up for the league match against Villarreal on Sunday, after being left out of the squad for the recent cup match on Wednesday, January 10 against Numancia.

Ronaldo had another super chance just before the 30-minute mark when he broke into the Villarreal box, but the number seven lifted the ball just wide of the far post, before smashing into the side-netting from a similar area moments later.

Villarreal launched a lightning counter-attack led by Cheryshev, who slipped in Unal and, although his shot was saved by Keylor Navas, Fornals was on hand to brilliantly clip his shot over the stranded Madrid goalkeeper to spark jubilant scenes on the away bench.

Christian Stuani opened the scoring for Girona from a penalty kick midway through the first half, and the other five came in a 22-minute span in the second period.

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