Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane admits Barcelona controlled the Copa del Rey final

The Whites eventually recorded a 1-0 win after extra time, but Zidane was quick to admit that it wasn't easy and that the Blaugrana were in control
Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid occasionally struggled in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday evening, but a single Cristiano Ronaldo strike in extra time proved to be enough to win the competition.

Madrid ambassador and former player Zinedine Zidane admitted after the match that it wasn't easy for his side, and said that Barcelona were in control for the majority of the game.

"Small details make the difference in this kind of game. We struggled a bit and Barcelona were in control for large parts of the game. However, we then dealt them the knockout blow when we scored the opener," said Zidane to Al Jazeera.

"We could have scored one or two goals in the first half, but were unlucky not to find the net. We eventually managed to win though."

Zidane then looked ahead to the upcoming Champions League semi-final between the two sides.

"Every Clasico is different and we have to make sure we're well prepared for the Champions League tie. It definitely won't be easy. Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of the best teams in the world, maybe even the absolute best."

The rivals meet again at Santiago Bernabeu on April 27 in the first-leg of the European last-four with the return at Camp Nou on May 3.

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