CL: I am a bit angry, says Zinedine Zidane after Real Madrid draw against Borussia Dortmund
Coach Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid deserve to finish second in Champions League Group after throwing away two-goal lead vs Borussia Dortmund for a 2-2 draw
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane
Berlin: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits he was 'a bit angry" his side conceded a 2-0 second-half lead to draw with Borussia Dortmund.
Two goals from Karim Benzema, the second his 50th in his 88th Champions League appearance, appeared to put the home side in control.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo wears a dejected look after his team's 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund during the Champions League match at the Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Pic/Getty Images
But Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang's 19th goal in as many games this season was followed by an 88th-minute equaliser from Marco Reus, which meant Dortmund finished top of Group F.
"When you see how the second half went you get a bit angry," Zidane said. "We had the game in our hands but this is football. You need to carry on right to the end.
Borussia Dortmund players celebrate their equaliser vs Real Madrid on Wednesday. Pic/AFP
There were a lot of chances to score the third goal. Instead, we got Dortmund back into the game. Dortmund deserved first place. They demonstrated how strong they are.
"They're a strong side who make life difficult and at the end of the day we needed to be a bit more on it, but it's in the past now.
"I'm very proud of the players, their hard work, the things they did. The group is probably fair with us second and them first."
Zidane confessed to mixed emotions. "We did pretty well at the beginning. After that there were a lot of mistakes and wrong decisions."
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