La Liga aftermath: Barcelona's 10-point lead surmountable, says Zidane

Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 08:49 IST | PA Sport | Madrid

Boss Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid can still catch Barcelona in the title race despite falling 10 points behind the league leaders

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo cuts a dejected figure after his team’s 0-0 draw against Atletico in a La Liga tie on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
Real's Cristiano Ronaldo cuts a dejected figure after his team's 0-0 draw against Atletico in a La Liga tie on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images

Boss Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid can still catch Barcelona in the title race despite falling 10 points behind the league leaders. Real could not respond in kind to Barca's 3-0 win over Leganes earlier in the day as they played out a goalless clash with Atletico. That draw - the first 0-0 league stalemate between the capital clubs in 12 years - means both Real and Atletico are now 10 points behind Barca, but Zidane has no intention of throwing in the towel.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

"It's not insurmountable. I'm sure Barca are going to drop points. We have to continue doing our work. When you see that it's 10 points, it's a lot of points, but it's going to change. I'm sure we will cut the gap. Barca are not going to pick up points all the time and we have to be up there."

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