Following Real Madrid’s Clasico clash with Barcelona, Lucas Vazquez believes the visitors deserved more than just a draw in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals at the Nou Camp.
Vazquez was on the score sheet for Real Madrid as they secured a 1-1 draw against eternal rivals Barcelona.
It was Madrid who took the lead early in the sixth minute when Vazquez put the ball beyond Ter Stegen from a Karim Benzema square play, but Malcom equalised in the 58th minute to earn Barcelona a draw.
Lucas Vazquez though was not completely satisfied after the match.
“It’s a bittersweet feeling because the team deserved more,” Vazquez told reporters. “I’m thrilled to have got the goal and helped the team but we lacked that little bit to go on and win it.
“I’ll take away our efforts for 90 minutes because everyone ran hard and worked with real intensity, both up front and at the back, and that’s the secret to this group. We have to keep it up.
“We’d planned a match where we’d press high up and win the ball back in their half, and we did just that, especially before half-time. Every player is extremely committed, we’re all pulling in the same direction.
“Towards the end we had a couple of great chances to make it 1-2 but it wasn’t to be. The tie is wide open and it’ll be a hard-fought game next time out. We will be going all out for a win at the Bernabeu in front of our fans. All together we’ll push to seal a place in the final.”
The result leaves everything to play for at the Bernabeu for the return fixture on February 27.
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