Disappointed with Real Madrid signing, Zidane demands another

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Real Madrid players feel like their La Liga title hopes are "sinking" into a black hole after they let a 2-1 lead against Celta Vigo slip through their fingers in the final eight minutes, leaving them 16 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

Ronaldo has allegedly become disillusioned at Real Madrid, with comments from the club's president about trying to sign Neymar being poorly received by the forward.

On 33 minutes Celta were ahead.

The defending league champion finds itself 14 points off Barcelona's pace, albeit with a game in hand, and could use a boost to fortify its place among the league's Champions League places. But the young players who have joined this season still are not at the level that was expected of them or, of course, are not knocking the door of the starting lineup as they the previous ones did. He spotted Navas off his line and chipped him from the edge of the area to make it 1-0.

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It was Derby that had the first half-chance of the second half, however, with Tom Huddlestone seeing his strike deflect just wide. Rashford's finishing let the hosts' approach play down, though, when the striker skied over the bar after being played through.


"We wanted to continue our run of wins and although we were favourites we knew Levante were a strong side that hadn't lost away from home in the league since September", said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.

Messi was back in the starting line-up after missing the King's Cup draw with Celta Vigo on Thursday and marked his 400th game in La Liga by opening the scoring in the 12th minute, volleying Jordi Alba's cushioned header into the net.

"We played very well in the first 45 minutes but not in the second half and a game lasts 90 minutes".

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