• Juve lost to Napoli in the final of the Coppa Italia
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• From lisbon to host the UCL mini-tournament”I was really looking forward to coming back,” Asensio said. “I felt a lot of emotion and satisfaction. There is a lot of work behind all of this. The most important thing is that I feel good and we won, and I’m back for the rest of the season. ”
The result, Real Madrid’s second victory in two matches since The resumption of la Liga last week, after three months of break-means that the club remain two points behind leaders Barcelona with nine games left to play.
“We only depend on what we will do,” Zidane said when asked if he expected Barca to drop points away to Sevilla on Friday. “We know of the situation. I’m going to watch Sevilla-Barcelona, but I don’t think the Barca dropping points there. I remember the only league I’ve won as a coach [in 2017]he went to the last match of Malaga. It is all about us. “
The French coach also praised striker Karim Benzema, who has scored 16 goals in la Liga this season, and especially, his extraordinary end-of-volley from a Asensio help that has completed the victory of 3-0 against the.
“It was a real golazo,” Zidane said. “It was beautiful, like the rest of the team. It was not easy to take the ball with his left foot, without it touching the ground. It is really difficult to move. Karim is the Real Madrid, the number nine, and he must score goals, but it does much more than that. Then, when he scores goals as well, we are really happy. ”
Benzema said: “everything happened so fast. It was a cross from Marco, I controlled it well, and then I shot it with my left foot and it went in. It sounds easy when I explain it, but it is to act quickly. ”
Real Madrid are next in action on Sunday night when they travel to Real Sociedad, before hosting Real Mallorca, next Wednesday.