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12:00 AM, July 04, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 04, 2020

We won with team spirit, says Zizou

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his side used their team spirit to finally break down and beat a resolute Getafe side 1-0 at home on Thursday to inch ever closer to winning their first La Liga title for three years.

The league leaders created scant chances but finally got the goal when captain Sergio Ramos converted a late penalty, sending Real four points clear of title rivals Barcelona with five games left.

"We can be very happy today because we did an incredible job today against a side who caused us loads of problems, but we got the victory because of our team spirit," Zidane told a virtual news conference after his side won their sixth game in a row.

"Me and the players have been suffering a lot because we have had to work so hard in all of these matches. It's not easy to do what we are doing. You can't achieve anything without suffering."

"The coach's message after the break was that we had 11 finals left and we had to try and pick up all 33 points. We're on the way to doing that," Carvajal said.

"It was clear that this was not like any other game and we had to make the most of Barca's slip-up. Today was like a final for us and we treated it like one.

"Getafe put us under a lot of pressure but we produced a serious performance and proved we are a real team."

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