Zidane happy as Real forget woes to thrash Deportivo 7-1
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane expressed his happiness at his side’s dominant 7-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday (January 21) after a poor spell for the Spanish giants piled the pressure on Zidane.
Real had lost two of their last three league games and got off on the wrong foot against relegation-threatened Deportivo when former Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez put the visiting side ahead against the run of play in the 23rd minute.
The Madrid side suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal last weekend and were keen not to have a repeat result, striking back quickly before swiftly establishing a comfortable lead with a brace for Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez, as well as a long-range strike from Luka Modric.
Real climbed back above Villarreal into fourth place on 35 points but are still far behind runaway leaders Barcelona, who top the standings with 51 points and can move 11 clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid if they beat Real Betis later on Sunday.