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Morata: Football Can Be Unfair

Alvaro Morata does not believe Real Madrid got the better of it and Sporting Lisbon deserved in their 2-1 UCL encounter.

Sporting dominated most of first half and were rewarded in the second half. Only for Ronaldo to bury a free kick in the 89th minute.

Morata, who came on as a replacement for Karim Benzema in the second half, then snatched the win for the defending champions in the fourth minute of additional time.

“Sometimes football is unfair. Today, I do not know if it was right, but it was important to win and we succeeded. We are trying to be first in the group,” he said in a post-match interview.

“We did not start the match well, but this is Madrid and in this club and on this stage these things happen.

“I’m really happy at home. We always had faith until the referee blew the final whistle.”

Having been dropped after the 5-2 victory against Osasuna at the weekend, Morata was pleased to have got the winner on Wednesday and is enjoying being back at the Bernabeu.

“I knew James [Rodriguez] was going to put the ball in there and I gave everything to get it as it came in,” he said.

“It is clear that my dream is to win here. I’m working well and will hopefully help with goals.”

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