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Zinedine Zidane calls out the Real Madrid fans following 7-1 win v Deportivo

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Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday afternoon but Zinedine Zidane was not completely thrilled by the day's events.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Nacho each bagged a brace and Luka Modric found the back of the net too.

Los Blancos have won back-to-back Champions League trophies but currently lie 19 points behind runaway league leaders Barcelona, albeit do have a game in hand on their rivals.

Bale was given a standing ovation by the Bernabeu and was asked in the mixed zone if he enjoyed the fans chanting his name again.

"Yeah, instead of whistles, which is always good," said Bale, as per ESPN.

"It would have been nice to have stayed on to get the hat trick, but the most important thing is always to get the victory and to try and get some confidence back in the team."

Zidane calls out the Madridistas 

Karim Benzema had been sidelined with a thigh injury over the last few weeks and made his return in the second half of Sunday's comfortable home win over Deportivo.

The 30-year-old French striker, who has struggled to find form this season, was subject to plenty of jeering and boos upon being subbed on at 3-1 up - despite eight-and-a-half years of service to Real Madrid.

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Zidane admitted that he was "concerned" by the fan reaction and believes it will negatively impact Benzema's performance levels.

"I'm concerned by the fact that coming on and being jeered is something that affects him [Benzema], but I head home thinking about the positives of the performance. What we have to do is win games to stop it happening," said Zidane after the 7-1 win.

"I know what it's like to be jeered at this stadium and it's not easy. We want positive energy from the stands and we picked up a great result for them”.

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The famous BBC (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano) trio were lining up together for the first time in 273 days.

Benzema has scored two league goals in thirteen appearances so it's no wonder there's so much speculation surrounding a possible £200m move for Harry Kane.

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Real Madrid
La Liga
Gareth Bale
Karim Benzema
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Zinedine Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo

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