MADRID. — Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he was proud of his side’s display despite slipping further behind Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga soccer title race with a 1-1 draw at Real Betis on Sunday.
Zidane had cruised to victory in his first two games in charge since replacing Rafael Benitez earlier this month, scoring five goals against Deportivo la Coruna and Sporting Gijon. However, Los Blancos were stunned by Alvaro Cejudo’s early opener and, despite dominating the majority of the match, could only reply through Karim Benzema’s 21st goal of the season 19 minutes from time. — AFP.