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Real Madrid fans criticise performance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in online poll

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Despite a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions, Real Madrid fans were far from happy with their players after their 2-1 victory over Las Palmas on Sunday.

Madrid needed an 89th-minute winner from Casemiro to spare their blushes as they scraped past the side sitting in 15th position in La Liga.

The three points mean Zinedine’s Zidane side remain 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona and four points behind Atletico Madrid.

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After their unconvincing victory, Spanish newspaper AS ran an online poll asking Madrid fans “which players would you save from the Las Palmas game?” - meaning which players would you keep in the line-up for the next match.

And it’s fair to say the Real Madrid fans didn’t hold back - they certainly didn’t favour their star players either.

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Remarkably, from the 11,500 voters, only 12.6% would keep Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting line-up for the match against Sevilla on Sunday.

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And they also didn’t hold back on Gareth Bale, despite the Welshman only returning from injury recently, with only 18.5% of fans wanting him to remain in the team.

But Ronaldo and Bale weren’t the two worst performers in the poll.

Only one in ten people wanted Mateo Kovacic to keep his place in the side while Isco was the least favoured player with only 9.4% believing his performances meant he deserved to keep his position.

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However, five players did get more yes votes than no votes.

Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal divided opinion and were narrowly above the 50% line with 50.1% and 50.8% respectively.

But it was the more unfashionable players that received the most amount of votes to be “saved.”

Winger Lucas Vazquez received 63.7% while the match winner Casemiro got 81.1% of votes. But the clear winner was the player that has performed impressively throughout the campaign, goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

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The Costa Rican topped the poll with 96.8% of people saying that he should keep his place in the side.

Judging by the results of this pole, it’s evident that the fans are feeling the same as their manager, Zidane.

The Frenchman admitted he was “worried” after the uninspiring win.

"I go away happy with the result, but a little worried with what I saw in the second-half,” Zidane told reporters, per Sky Sports.

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"We gave the ball away an incredible amount of times and if we want to achieve anything this season we have to play better, that's clear.

"We won't get anywhere playing like this."

Zidane was appointed as manager of Madrid in January and his only chance of silverware this season comes in the form of the Champions League. However, the club legend is fully aware that his time at the helm could be in jeopardy unless his team start performing.

However, the club legend is fully aware that his time at the helm could be in jeopardy unless his team start performing.

"I don't know if I'm going to be here. We'll see what happens at the end of the season," the Frenchman was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Marca when asked about his managerial future.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
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