Real Madrid directors have been embarrassed by coach Bernd Schuster's 'white lie' about his selection for Tuesday night's victory at Zenit St Petersburg.

In his pre-match media conference, Schuster insisted Raul would start the match - and later when pressed by individual journalists, Real president Ramon Calderon defended the coach, insisting he would not lie to the international media.

However, that all changed when Raul started the match on the bench. AS says Real chiefs feel let down by Schuster after being left with egg on their face.