La Liga: Real Madrid will fight to the end – Zidane




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head coach, Zinedine Zidane, has said side will go until the final minute the LaLiga title race after closing within points of Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

Madrid won 4-1 away to Granada to keep the pressure on the with games to go, while moving ahead of third-placed Barcelona who are a further points back after 3-3 draw at Levante earlier the week.

Atletico remain the box seat to clinch first LaLiga title since 2013-14 but Zidane’s side remain in the hunt there be any slip-ups.

“We’ll keep going; there are games left and we’ll go to the end, until the final minute, we’ll give our all,” Zidane said post-game.

Atletico’s final two games are at home to 11th-placed Osasuna and away to 18th-placed Valladolid, while Real go to ninth-placed Athletic Bilbao and host seventh-placed Villarreal on the final day.

Zidane delighted with the win at Granada which loomed as a tricky assignment in the run home.

’s just about the goals,” the Frenchman said. “We played very well, defensively too.

“We started the game very well, a complete performance. I that because at 2-1 we didn’t let our intensity drop, we scored again quickly and that shows our character.

“Thibaut [Courtois] made two or three saves, as he has been doing lately, but it’s all good. In general terms it a good win against a decent side at a tough place to come, because Granada are a side who have had a fantastic year.”


Marvin was substituted at half-time after a hamstring issue while Marcelo did play due to a minor concern as Zidane fielded youngest starting XI all .

“Marvin picked up a knock. I hope it’s nothing serious but yes, he felt something in hamstring,” Zidane said.

“Marcelo didn’t play because of an and we didn’t want to take any risks, as always. The is the reason he didn’t come with us.”

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