James Rodriguez scored five minutes from time to level the score at Bernabeu, Real Madrid had been left with ten men a few minutes earlier after a Sergio Ramos tackle on Lionel Messi, all they had to do was act smart and keep that 2-2 draw that would make them huge favourites to win the La Liga title, but…
We thought that we could grab a third goal. From a throw in we were out of position and then what happened happened. Playing to push up when we have 10 men is dangerous and there was room for us to do something else
as Zinedine Zidane put it in the Press conference after the game.
I cannot be happy. We are disappointed with the result. When you get back to 2-2 with 10 men you have to think a little more and defend together
the Real Madrid coach said as well, finding it hard to believe that his team had thrown away a precious point the way they did.
We created a lot during the whole game. We had many goalscoring chances throughout the match, but couldn’t bring the game under control. When you don’t kill the game off, this can happen, and it did. I have to look at the game again but I wouldn’t have changed anything
the Frenchman added, referring to the many chances Madrid lost, with Barcelona keeper Andre Ter-Stegen finishing the game with an astonishing 12 saves.