Zidane - 'This is not a failure' following defeat in Super Cup

Zidane – ‘This is not a failure’ following defeat in Super Cup

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Reaction from the Estadio La Rosaleda in Malaga on Thursday after Athletic Bilbao reached the Spanish Super Cup final with a 2-1 victory over the holders, Real Madrid.

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First half goals from Raul Garcia, the second from the penalty spot, put Marcelinho’s side in charge and although Karim Benzema cut the deficit in half on 73 minutes and had another effort ruled out for offside, Zinedine Zidane’s league champions slumped to a surprise defeat

“We have tried. Yes, we didn’t make a good start but that’s it, let’s move on,” Zidane said after the match. “When things go well we need to keep working, so we’ll do the same thing now, let’s not lose our minds.

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“Bilbao’s first win over Real Madrid in 12 attempts sets up a showdown with Barcelona and a repeat of the 2015 Super Cup final.

On that occasion Bibao won 4-0.

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