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Isco goal celebration uncovers Real Madrid squad rifts

Isco's goal celebration for Real Madrid in yesterday's draw with Levate laid bare the team's dressing room split.

The midfielder scored in the 2-2 draw in a rare appearance for coach Zinedine Zidane this year.

Don Balon says the manner of his celebration and those involved told the true story of the cliques within the squad. Isco has been at odds with several senior teammates this season, including the BBC of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

First to celebrate with Isco was captain Sergio Ramos, while he also embraced Nacho on the touchline. However, giving him the cold shoulder were Bale and Ronaldo, along with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Isco is a flashpoint inside Real this term, where he has become fed-up with the way he's been treated by Zidane in comparison with more experienced teammates.

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