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Zinedine Zidane Rests Keylor Navas Ahead Of UCL Final


zidane zinadineReal Madrid blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Villarreal in their final La Liga match ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane handed a debut to his 20-year-old son Luca as first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas was rested ahead of the European clash in Kiev on May 26, but otherwise named a strong side.

Gareth Bale, deployed in a more central role, broke the deadlock after 11 minutes to score for the fourth La Liga match in a row, with Cristiano Ronaldo adding a second just after the half-hour to put the visitors in control.

Villarreal boss Javi Calleja had made some seven changes from the 4-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

The hosts, though, could have been ahead inside the opening five minutes as Enes Unal latched onto a loose ball from Sergio Ramos to race forwards, but then dragged his shot wide.