Zinedine Zidane frustrated with Real Madrid draw against Levante

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Yet, it comes in a season where Ronaldo has underperformed and questions over his future at Real Madrid have led to rumours of a transfer away from the Santiago Bernabeu. It's been one of our worst years and the Champions League is all that's left.

His position, however, has come under heavy criticism with Madrid failing to recapture the form produced in his previous two seasons since taking charge.

"We controlled the match, especially the first half, then in the second we weren't ready to defend".

Madrid's Copa exit means they have two free midweeks ahead of the PSG tie, and Zidane said a "mini preseason" had been designed by fitness coach Antonio Pintus to boost stamina. "We will keep plugging away, trying to win those games", Zidane said at a press conference, quoted on the club's official website. It is a bit hard to take, after the positives last week when we improved at Valencia. I am not happy with the result. "Real has already won it a lot and we will give everything to win our next match of the Champions League", he said. "[I'm] unhappy with the result".

Real looked to be heading for a third successive LaLiga win but Italian veteran Pazzini, who joined on loan from Hellas Verona on deadline day, struck in the 89th minute to earn the strugglers a 2-2 draw.

It's quite unusual for Ronaldo not to want to be centre of attention.

Marco Asensio replaced Ronaldo with eight minutes remaining after Zidane wanted "a little more strength in the middle".

Ronaldo could also be seen adding: "Do not record me, focus on the game". "Aim the camera at the pitch", Ronaldo was filmed saying. "We have to make changes and I changed things".

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Emmanuel Boateng earlier cancelled out Sergio Ramos' opener for Real.

Returning from a calf injury, Ramos rose highest to head home a Toni Kroos right-wing corner after 11 minutes at Ciutat de Valencia.

It was a trademark finish from Ramos, who has built up a reputation over the years for his potency in the box from set-pieces.

Sergio Ramos made the flawless start upon his return from a calf injury by heading the visitors in front, although Oier in goal should have done better as the ball dribbled past him.

"We must be aware of what [Zinedine] Zidane does in the Champions League".

Barcelona icon Lionel Messi is the only other player to have scored in 14 straight LaLiga campaigns, while veteran Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz is hunting Ramos and the Argentina worldwide down - he has hit the net for 13 seasons in a row.

The La Liga champions are now 18 points behind league leaders Real Madrid in fourth and, on current form, might not even qualify for the Champions League next term.

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