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Real Madrid form not a worry for Zinedine Zidane after Copa del Rey exit

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane shouts instructions from the sideline during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter final second leg foot
Image: Zinedine Zidane saw his side draw with Celta Vigo on Wednesday

Zinedine Zidane says he is "not worried" by Real Madrid's recent form after they were eliminated from the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

A 2-2 draw on the night at Balaidos saw Celta Vigo progress to the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

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Real have now failed to win in three of their last four games following a Spanish record 40-match unbeaten run and next face Real Sociedad on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.

"I am not worried, nor angry," said Real head coach Zidane. "Lately we've chances that we haven't taken, that will change."

Just as in Saturday's 2-1 win over Malaga, both Real's goals against Celta came from set-pieces.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) reacts being thrown out of the competition at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quart
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo shows his disappointment at the Copa del Rey exit

However, Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning free-kick and Lucas Vazquez's injury-time header from a corner weren't enough as Celta twice went in front on the night through a Danilo own goal and Daniel Wass's calm finish five minutes from time.

"It is true that we didn't score from open play," said Zidane. "There were two more goals from dead balls, but tactically we played a great game.

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"My sensation is that we played very well and that we pushed the opponents all the way to the end."

Celta Vigo's Danish midfielder Daniel Wass (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter final second le
Image: Celta Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass (right) celebrates with team-mates after scoring

In total Madrid were missing seven first-team regulars, including Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Pepe and Raphael Varane.

However, Vazquez believes it is unfair on those who came into the side to claim they were badly missed.

"We have shown throughout the whole season that whoever comes into the side responds," the Spanish international told GolTV.

"Perhaps it is a bit opportunistic to say that today we missed the absentees."

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