Sep 29, 2016

    Real's Dortmund draw is a hat-trick Zidane hates


    ZINEDINE Zidane admitted he was frustrated at Real Madrid's third straight draw after Andre Schuerrle's late equaliser ensured a 2-2 stalemate at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

    Real's serene run since Zidane took charge in January has hit a minor slump in the past week as Real dropped points against Villarreal and Las Palmas to snap a 16-game winning streak in La Liga.

    The defending European champions were heading towards a first win in Dortmund at the sixth attempt in the Group F contest, thanks to goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane.

    But Schuerrle struck with three minutes left as Dortmund came back for a second time after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was credited with the goal which cancelled out Ronaldo's early effort.

    "The shame is it is three games in a row now which we have drawn," said Zidane.

    "I am very proud of the game we played, but when you concede three minutes from the end it hurts, especially given the effort the players put in."

    Real's next Group F outing is at home to Legia Warsaw next month, while Dortmund visit Sporting, who beat the Polish champions 2-0 on Tuesday.