Los Merengues flattered to deceive...
Speaking to Marca, Pellegrini said, "We played badly in the first half."
"We improved at the start of the second half, but did not have the creativity to break them down. We scored three goals, but I am not happy with the performance.
"Sporting defended well, and were dangerous on the counter. It was a tough game.
"It was our first match at the Bernabeu after the Champions League loss."
Real Madrid won the match 3-1.