Last night Gerard Moreno struck a late winner against the Los Blancos side that badly missed the resting CR7 were upset on Monday.
The French manager Zinedine Zidane believes his side did not deserve the result from their last night’s match against Espanyol, though he admitted that his side was poor in the second half of the game.
Real Madrid was on a five-match winning streak before this match in all competition this season but that was broke empathically last night against Espanyol, Gerard Moreno scored a dramatic late goal against the Spanish giants at the RCDE Stadium.
The match’s result leads to Zinedine Zidane’s decision to rest their ace Cristiano Ronaldo in this midweek fixture, while the French striker Karim Benzema was on the substitutions list last night.
In the post-match interview, the Real Madrid boss voiced: "We have missed a bit of everything. We started well and had chances to score, but the second half was worse,"
"Espanyol had few opportunities. It is a defeat that hurts and a bad result – I'm sorry for the players.
"Sometimes you do not understand football. We had a few moments in the second half, but you have to accept the difficult times.
"When time is nearly up and it's 0-0, things can happen. We always look for victory and today we did not achieve it.
"They also scored a goal in the last minute, but we should not think twice about that. We did not deserve victory, or defeat."
Last night Zidane withdrew the Walsh Wizard Gareth Bale at the 81st minute of the game, and now after their loss against Espanyol could see them slip down to the fourth spot if Valencia manages to win their next match against Athletic Bilbao.