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'The fault is mine' - Zidane suffers La Liga first in heavy Real Madrid defeat


 The French manager took full responsibility for his side's big loss and refused to use missing players as a reason for it

Zinedine Zidane took full responsibility for a dreadful defeat to Valencia on Sunday as Real Madrid conceded four goals in a La Liga match for the first time under their title-winning coach.


Valencia ran out 4-1 winners at Mestalla after Carlos Soler became the first player to score a hat-trick of penalties in a single La Liga game in the 21st century.


Soler's treble – the first from a Valencia player in the top flight since September 2017 – was added to by an own goal from Raphael Varane, who deflected Maxi Gomez's cross beyond Thibaut Courtois. Madrid's goalkeeper had initially saved Valencia's first penalty, which was retaken due to an infringement from Yunus Musah.

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