Varane: Team failure for Madrid

Raphael Varane felt that Real Madrid’s 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund was accountable to a ‘team failure’ rather than an individual one.

Los Blancos conceded four to Robert Lewandowski in yesterday evening’s Champions League semi-final first leg.

“We didn't expect a result like this. We expected a much more positive result,” reflected Varane afterwards.

“We approached the game with plenty of ambition.

“We went down to a very aggressive team who were compact and gave us no space.

“Lewandowski played really well and we failed to stop him.

“It's more a team failure than an individual one.”

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