Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Out His Frustration On The Cameraman After Being Substituted

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The pressure mounts on Zinedine Zidane after former Italy striker Giampaolo Pazzini scored a dramatic late equaliser as Levante held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Recently, Zidane admitted that his future at the Santiago Bernabeu will rest on the double leg tie with the Ligue 1 leaders but the boss now insists that his only focus right now is on the upcoming La Liga clash with Levante.

Spanish newspaper AS also questioned Zidane's future and pointed out the decision to take off talisman Cristiano Ronaldo when the visitors were leading 2-1.

With the match poised at 2-1 after Madrid put themselves ahead, courtesy of an Isco goal, Zidane made the tactical decision to bring off the Portuguese attacker for Marco Asensio, a decision that did not sit well with the five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

Fortunately for Roger that miss did not prove to be costly as Pazzini - brought in on loan from Verona in January - latched onto a wonderful through ball from another substitute Jason before curling a shot into the far corner to spark jubilant scenes in the stands and leave the Real players lamenting yet more dropped points.

The latest setback in Madrid's troubled 2017-18 saw Zinedine Zidane's team twice take the lead at relegation threatened Levante through Ramos' header and Isco's fines strike, but twice give up equalisers against a side that had only scored once in open play in their previous nine La Liga games.

"I said it for the whole week that we have to all be together if we are to get anything", Muniz said.

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Diario Gol says Ronaldo blames Zidane's fitness coach, Antonio Pintus, as key reason for the team's woes this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo went close to doubling the lead after lovely play between Marcelo and Gareth Bale, but his chip just cleared the crossbar. With Lucas, we chance again and that's it.

"I changed him as I wanted another player a bit more in the middle of the pitch, to defend with Marco Asensio and Karim [Benzema]".

Sergio Ramos has bemoaned Real Madrid's abysmal season and believes it is their worst yet.

It was a trademark finish from Ramos, who has built up a reputation over the years for his potency in the box from set-pieces. We know that it is nearly impossible but we have to remain well in the league because it's imprtant to us and to gain confidence.

Barcelona icon Lionel Messi is the only other player to have scored in 14 straight LaLiga campaigns, while veteran Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz is hunting Ramos and the Argentina worldwide down - he has hit the net for 13 seasons in a row.

Speaking in the mixed zone at the Ciutat de Levante stadium the Madrid skipper said his team should have been able to manage the game much better when they were ahead, and that similar mistakes against PSG could end their European hopes.


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