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Zinedine Zidane warns Real Madrid's attacking trio

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Ever the perfectionist, Zinedine Zidane isn't completely satisfied with his Real Madrid stars, despite remaining unbeaten since the start of the season.

Madrid tore apart Legia Warsaw in the Champions League to record a 5-1 victory at the Bernabeu on Tuesday but Zidane was still able to spot areas of improvement for his side - and the front three in particular.

Although Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have maintained their dangerous threat in the final third, the Madrid boss has warned that they must improve the defensive aspect of their game.

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It has been reported in the Spanish media by both Marca and Sport the 'BBC' trident have been asked to increase their work rate off the ball to ensure Los Blancos are not overly exposed when they come up against sterner opposition over the next two months.

Madrid face Atletico Madrid in November, shortly followed by a trip to the Camp Nou at the start of December and the continued absences of Luka Modric and Casemiro has forced Zidane to focus on tightening up the La Liga giants' midfield.

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Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo are usually the first three names on Zidane's teamsheet but the younger trio of Alvaro Morata, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez have all impressed when asked to fill in recently.

Tuesday's victory also proved that Los Blancos are no longer solely reliant on the front three to find the back of the net.

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Each strike was scored by a different player - including an own goal - and it means Zidane can afford to put more pressure on his star trio to affect other parts of the game.

It will now be up to BBC to respond to their manager's calls and adapt their game for the benefit of the team.

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Zinedine Zidane
Gareth Bale
Karim Benzema
Real Madrid
Football
Cristiano Ronaldo
UEFA Champions League

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