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Real Madrid coach Zidane 'saw good things' in Bayern Munich defeat

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has shrugged off defeat to Bayern Munich in Houston.

Bayern outclassed Real 3-1 thanks to goals from Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry. Rodrigo Goes scored Real's consolation via a free-kick after being brought down by Sven Ulreich. The Bayern goalkeeper was sent off for the foul.

Zidane said, "I'd have liked to have won it. We didn't manage to do so, it was our first game and we're getting a feel for things. I'm sure that we'll perform better in our second game. What we're doing here is getting ready for our first game of the LaLiga season. Our focus is on that and on gradually getting things right for the start of the LaLiga campaign.

"We can't be happy after having been beaten, but we saw some good things out there. It's to be expected, it was our first game and we have to get up to speed. I'm happy with the performances from all of them. The vibes are good.

"We struggled a bit in the first 10 minutes. We then did well and started to play out from the back. The only thing missing in the first half was a goal. We fielded a new side after the break and it was the first time that those players had played together. I need to ask for more from them. We struggled a bit at the back, but that's perfectly normal."

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