Zidane's Atleti woes continue in 50th Madrid Liga clash

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The Frenchman's half-century was soured by a late Antoine Griezmann goal, marking the fourth straight home derby without a win in La Liga

Zinedine Zidane was unable to mark his 50th La Liga game in charge of Real Madrid with a 40th victory as Antoine Griezmann's strike grabbed a 1-1 tie and continued the Blancos' poor recent record against their city rivals.

Zidane's countryman is a familiar tormentor – his first loss at the helm came when Griezmann scored the only goal for Atleti at the Santiago Bernabeu last season.

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That was the only time Madrid have failed to score in La Liga during Zidane's tenure and their on-going scoring streak is a club record standing at 42 games thanks to Pepe's second-half header on Saturday.

The Frenchman has only been beaten twice since that initial derby disappointment - by Sevilla and Valencia this January and February – and his 78 per cent win ratio stacks up well alongside his recent predecessors.

Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti managed 76.3% and 75% from 114 and 76 La Liga games respectively.

Zidane succeeded Rafael Benitez last January, largely as a result of the current Newcastle United manager falling short of these standards with 11 wins, four draws and three defeats – a 61% ratio.

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