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'I'll never be Madrid's Ferguson' - Zidane determined to lead side through 'bad times' but doesn't expect long stay


 Karim Benzema's double salvaged Madrid's stuttering European campaign, sending them through to the last 16 in first place

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane signalled his determination to lead his side through good times and bad after sealing qualification to the Champions League knockout stages in nerve-wracking circumstances on Wednesday. 


Madrid went into the last round of group matches in danger of missing out on the knockouts for the first time since the 1996-97 season, when they failed to qualify for the competition. 


Two defeats to Shakhtar Donetsk earlier in Group B meant that the Merengue had to beat Borussia Monchengladbach in order to be assured of their last-16 berth, while they were even in danger of finishing bottom of the pile if both the Germans and Inter won their matches. 

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