Zidane: The Valencia result was deserved

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane felt they got what they deserved after scoring late on to beat Valencia in a La Liga clash on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo had given Real the lead inside the first 30 minutes but then had a penalty saved by Diego Alves in the second half.

Valencia, with minimal ball possession, looked to have stolen a point when Dani Parejo curled in a free-kick with eight minutes remaining.

However, left-back Marcelo was the hero for Los Blancos as he netted the winner in the 86th minute as Zidane's team stayed on track for the league title.

The French mentor said after the game: "When you don't get the second goal, they [Valencia] can always score, but the result is deserved. We worked hard and put in a lot of energy.

"They played their game and we made it difficult by not scoring the second. We had a lot of chances; that means we can improve.

"The fans knew we needed a push and they responded in the best way. The fans helped us to get the second. That's what this club has."