Deportivo left the Bernabeu without any points, but coach Miguel Angel Lotina was satisfied with their efforts.
The Galicians managed to equalise twice, before ending up on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline. Speaking to reporters after the match, Lotina was not too upset, saying, "I could not ask for more from my players.
"They played a great game against an omnipotent Real Madrid. I must congratulate my players.
"It was a great performance, and the difference from last year is there to see."
Deportivo's next assignment is a game against Malaga at the Riazor, after the international break.
Arjun Miglani, Goal.com