Zidane says it's not as bad as it looks for Real Madrid

The Portugal international drove away from the restaurant while still wearing the scarf

The Portugal international drove away from the restaurant while still wearing the scarf

The Colombia worldwide was named on the bench for the Copa del Rey clash against Leganes on Wednesday but could feature at some point against Real Madrid.

Lucas Vazquez put Madrid in front with a header, but Guillermo levelled from a counter-attack.

Earlier, Leganes reached the last eight for the first time in their history after losing 2-1 at Villarreal but progressing on away goals after their 1-0 first-leg win at Butarque.

Real Madrid will kick off on Saturday 16 points behind Barcelona in the race for the league, although the reality now is that rather than focusing on the title, they have to ensure a top-three finish in the league to avoid a Champions League play-off at the start of next season.

Hazard has two years left on his contract, while his Belgian team-mate Courtois has just one year left on his current deal, and both players have been widely linked with moves to Spain, with the goalkeeper even hinting at a move to Madrid back in December.

Nevertheless, Figo - who famously switched the Camp Nou for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2000 where he played alongside France maestro Zidane for four years - claims his fellow former Galactico has done an "amazing" job in the Spanish capital. We played a good game.

Vázquez's first double in 109 appearances for the club was a rare bright spark in another game where Madrid lacked cohesion, objective and energy.

Real won the first leg 3-0 against second-tier Numancia, and made 10 changes for Wednesday's home meeting.

Gareth Bale, who was rested in midweek, will return to the side after his two goals in Vigo and Zidane will hope his pace can inject some much needed energy into a side that looked flat a week ago.

"What I ask is that they support the team, like they have always done", Zidane said.

"For me, we are recovering things and we will [recover] with my players and staying relaxed, without problems". We are still alive in all competitions and we have to keep moving forward.

"I'm not happy with the situation", he said.

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