Zidane: Draw hard to accept

Ronaldo gave Madrid the lead on 17 minutes finishing off a back-heeled pass from Gareth Bale.

Madrid and Dortmund have four points each from two matches in Group F, while Ronaldo has now scored 95 goals in the Champions League and 98 in all UEFA competitions. "The result is a hard one to accept because we deserved a bit more, but it is not a bad result".

"We are not completely happy because we feel we can still play better", Tuchel told reporters. "In the end it's always the same and this is the third game now. When you concede three minutes from the end, it hurts, especially given the effort the players put in", Zidane added.

Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park stadium has particularly bad memories for Madrid, who have lost their last three visits to the Bundesliga giants. "Today we did what we needed to from minute one until minute 90". Then to be 2-1 ahead, with three minutes left, it is hard.

The away side came close to grabbing an early lead when Ronaldo stepped up to take a free-kick on the edge of the area after just two minutes, only for goalkeeper Roman Burki to deny him with a fine save. He also exchanged a moment with Zidane, apparently trying to erase doubts about any problems in their relationship. "What we wanted to do was come here and play well, and we did that".

"That's it - I was thinking about Tuesday".

'Nothing has changed. All this talk [about the incident], more than about tomorrow's game, well we must live with that.

Navas was making his first appearance of the season after an Achilles injury. Zidane said that although he had been at fault for Dortmund's first goal, overall the Costa Rica worldwide had played well. And his first game was here.

"Their first goal was a bit of bad luck because the ball hit me in the face". "As a young player you just want to keep improving and be the best player you can be".

Like his coach, Kroos does not think Madrid's results reflect a dip in form and he is relishing taking on Thomas Tuchel's free-scoring side.

Ahead of their Champions League tie against Dortmund, Zidane has said he will approach the game with a fresh mind. "I'm very pleased with his display".

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