Real Madrid's disappointing season has not taken a positive spin from Barcelona's shock exit in the Champions League, says Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.
Madrid's bitter rivals suffered a 4-0 second-leg capitulation against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday to crash out 4-3 on aggregate at the semi-final stage.
Barca's wait for a sixth Champions League title will now stretch to a fifth year, having previously been knocked out in the quarter-finals in three successive campaigns on the back of lifting the trophy in 2015.
Zidane insists Barcelona's midweek heartbreak does little to improve the outlook of Madrid's season, though, with second place the best Los Blancos - European champions in four of the previous five years - can hope for in La Liga.
"You know how the season has gone for us and that will not change," Zidane said at Saturday's news conference when asked about the significance of Barca's Champions League demise.
"It is very difficult to win and we know what we did, which was impressive. It is special to earn four in five years. We value how hard it is to win it."
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