Real Madrid could only manage a 2-2 draw at the Balaidos stadium and disappointingly bowed out of the Copa del Rey. Zinedine Zidane’s men lost 2-1 in the first-leg at Santiago Bernabeu.
Danilo put the hosts ahead after he turned the ball into his own net, before Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the score with a brilliant free kick. Daniel Wass then put Celta Vigo ahead once more before Lucas Vazquez headed in Real’s second goal.
However, Los Blancos could not find another goal and Celta progressed with an aggregate of 4-3. Zidane’s men have now won only 1 match in 5 games and Madrid fans are starting to get worried.
There was plenty of laughter and anger after Danilo scored an own goal.
Zidane and Danilo in the tunnel
— Lukita (@ModricEsque) January 25, 2017
Madrid could have carried that 30m they spent on Danilo, poured it into the red sea and still got better value for money.
— Astorre Shakur (@Cerebrone) January 25, 2017
Real with Danilo win 63.6% & without him wins 78% of games.
They have conceded 51 goals (1.2 per game) with him on the pitch.
— M•A•J (@UItraSuristic) January 25, 2017
Real Madrid getting knocked out of the CDR by their own players.
3. Find out next year!
— Messi ?? (@LM10LIO) January 25, 2017
If Danilo can play for RM then I can play for RM.
— Najlaa Rajab (@Najla2ii) January 25, 2017
I see Real Madrid fans are still pissed about Danilo ??? I blame Barca, they tricked RM into believing he’s good and suddenly pulled out
— Ruky Tanen (@praise_blossom) January 26, 2017
trump needs to build a wall between danilo and the pitch
— Will (@ChampagneKony) January 25, 2017
Real Madrid : We’ll win the Treble this season…..
Danilo : pic.twitter.com/5WfPomJjzY
— DEXTER (@Dexxtero) January 25, 2017
Zidane got mixed reactions from the Twitteratis with some supporting the manager while others criticising the Frenchman.
Anyone who’s watched Zidane’s Madrid would know the really odd thing was the run itself, not this spell
— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) January 25, 2017
– Start with Danilo
– Casemiro beside Ramos
– Benzema 90min
– Lucas & Morata on the bench
Zidane made a million mistakes today!!
— ♔ღ♔Mr.Omar.C.R♔ღ♔ (@OMAR_CR7_) January 25, 2017
Stop blaming Zidane.
He lost 7 of his key players.
What do you expect?
Stop being fake and support your god damn team when it needs you!!!!
— TheRMFam (@RMadridFamily7) January 25, 2017
The luck box of Zidane is empty now. #HalaMadrid
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrideen) January 26, 2017
Zidane leave my club.
— Olly (@Giroudesquee) January 26, 2017
Gonna back Zidane. All day, everyday.
— Vedant (@MagicalZizou) January 25, 2017
Zidane excuse so far are injuries but that doesn’t mean making stupid subs when even Stevie Wonder can see who you should sub
— Yassine (@TeamKroos) January 25, 2017
I can’t remember a manager making as many wrong decisions over two legs as Zidane has made
— Isco_fan (@realmohamed1) January 25, 2017
All it took is Zidane mentioning the treble once and poof! It’s gone.
— Diana Kristinne (@DianaKristinne) January 25, 2017
Ronaldo, as always, received both praise and criticism for his performance.
3 – Cristiano Ronaldo is the only La Liga player to have scored a direct free-kick in three different competitions this season. Bomb. pic.twitter.com/EYh9376LyR
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) January 25, 2017
Isn’t Ronaldo called ‘Penaldo’ by critics? Not sure you can be called that when you score free-kicks as good as that. Incredible strike.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) January 25, 2017
In Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo scores a free kick. Proof that if you get 324 goes at something, eventually it works. Tell Sturridge. #LIVSOU
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) January 25, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick, though ? pic.twitter.com/COlwS4rlVQ
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 25, 2017
Maybe next time Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/CcF9PjKBUv
— Chaos Soccer Gear (@ChaosSoccerGear) January 26, 2017
Blame Ronaldo for this and I will search your location and fight you till death.
— Kemal (@KemTurco) January 25, 2017
THE BIGGEST DIVER IN HISTORY:
Cristiano Ronaldo! pic.twitter.com/KxiJpRGb3h
— infosmessi (@infosmessi_) January 25, 2017
Last 160 free kicks taken by Ronaldo:
68 wall (43%)
40 saved by GK (25%)
42 off target (25%)
8 goals (5%) https://t.co/45V4ybLJwq
— Juan (@socraticjuan) January 25, 2017