Real Madrid tumbled to modest Rayo Vallecano 1-0 at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Sunday, leaving chief Zinedine Zidane to hit out at his team’s dreary presentation after the match.
The toothless presentation comes multi day after the Bernabeu side – who stay in third spot after the outcome – saw everlasting adversaries Barcelona praise their 26th La Liga title, and second in a row, with a success over Alaves on Saturday.
The only goal came when Adri Embarba sent Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois the incorrect path with a punishment halfway through the first haalf, giving Rayo a merited lead after a yearning begin before a normally rowdy home side.
The spot kick, given for a foul by Jesus Vallejo on Javi Guerra, was granted after a VAR survey after the arbitrator had waved play on and Gareth Bale had barely neglected to score as Madrid counter-assaulted.
Real later had an objective from Mariano discounted for a reasonable offside, one of the uncommon events in the diversion in which Zidane’s side pained the hosts, who looked far likelier to score again than surrender an objective to Madrid’s toothless assault.
The misfortune kept Madrid on 65 points with three matches left to play.
It was Rayo’s first win over their renowned neighbors since 1997, when Fabio Capello was responsible for Madrid.
“Today we didn’t do anything, from moment one until the end, at all dimensions,” Zidane said after the match. “Once in a while you can’t score, however today we didn’t make possibilities, did not do anything in our play. We should be irate, and I am furious, as our picture today was terrible. What’s more, I am in charge of that, not simply the players. We should apologize for what we did today, we all.”
Zidane was asked straightforwardly was he sorry to learn come back to the Bernabeu to assume control over a Madrid side which had drooped through the season under past mentors Julen Lopetegui and Santi Solari.
“I am not grieved, the exact inverse,” he said. “I need to survive these troublesome minutes like today. In any case, we can’t play this way. Today it was everything, the disposition, everything. We were not dedicated in anything, challenges, running. They played their diversion, yet we didn’t do anything of what we should do on the pitch.”
Zidane would not uncover what he had told his players after the match.
“What I said to the players remains there. I will dependably protect my players, yet not today. That is the truth of today, we can’t play this way. In any case, it isn’t simply them, I am dependable as I pick the group and set up the game with the players. Today was only inverse of what was arranged.”
In the interim, the success moved Rayo above Huesca to nineteenth on 31. They are as yet six far from getting away from the transfer zone, however their supporters indicated they trust they can at present maintain a strategic distance from the drop, reciting “Yes we can” when the last whistle blew.
The development to the game was ruled by Real’s refusal to permit Rayo’s top scorer Raul de Tomas, who is on credit from Zidane’s side and kept from confronting his parent club because of a proviso in his agreement, to turn out for the home side.
Real were additionally without their top scorer as Karim Benzema, who had gotten multiple times in his last eight recreations, was absent with hamstring damage, while chief Sergio Ramos was likewise out.
Reuters and ESPN FC Madrid reporter Dermot Corrigan added to this report.