Zinedine Zidane

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Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid beat Alaves…

Bale, back from a loan spell at Tottenham, was in former Everton boss Ancelotti's first starting XI. Eden Hazard set up Benzema's opener with a nice flick and Nacho doubled the lead with a volley. Benzema scored again and Joselu slotted a penalty for Alaves before Vinicius Jr scored a late fourth for Real. David Alaba made his Real debut at left-back after his free-transfer move from Bayern Munich - and set up that late Vinicius goal. Real laboured in the first half
Zidane in awe of his Real players as they target another final

Zidane in awe of his Real players as they…

LONDON: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he is constantly surprised by his players' capacity to overcome difficulties as they set their sights on a fourth Champions League final in six years in Wednesday's semi-final second leg away to Chelsea. Real have had the most injuries in La Liga this season but have pulled themselves back into the title race while they have also had to contend without a number of influential players in their run to the last four of Europe's top
Real not thinking about any European Super League sanctions, says Zidane

Real not thinking about any European Super League sanctions,…

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday (Apr 26) that he was not thinking about any sanctions against the club from UEFA in the wake of the European Super League announcement last week. The breakaway league involving 12 of Europe's major clubs collapsed within three days of its announcement amid a fierce backlash from fans, governing bodies and politicians. Real president Florentino Perez was named as chairman of the project and appears to have been the driving force behind the league,
Sergio Ramos: Zinedine Zidane unsure if defender will stay at Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos: Zinedine Zidane unsure if defender will stay…

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says he is unsure whether captain Sergio Ramos will stay at the club. Centre-back Ramos, 34, is out of contract at the end of the season. The Spain international has won four Champions League, four Club World Cup and five La Liga titles in 16 years at the Bernabeu since arriving from Sevilla in 2005. "I want to be honest and I have to say I don't know what's going to happen with him," Zidane said. "We want

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid have not given up…

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insisted that his side would not give up on winning the La Liga title until it becomes mathematically impossible. Zidane was speaking after Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 on Tuesday and praised his players for their professional performance in what was a tricky game. Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy scored in the second half to give Real Madrid all three points on the day. Having played a game more than Barcelona, Real Madrid are three points ahead of their bitter rivals, who

Real Madrid coach Zidane tests positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the coronavirus, the La Liga club said in a statement on Friday. The French coach was isolating earlier this month after a close contact tested positive for COVID-19 and did not attend a training session as a result. Zidane, who is under pressure following Real's shock cup defeat to third division side Alcoyano earlier this week, will not be available for their La Liga match away at Alaves on Saturday with his assistant David

Arsenal legend hails Lionel Messi, chooses him over Zidane…

Arsenal Robert Pires heaped praise on football icon Lionel Messi and placed him above his former teammates Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry, who themselves are one of the finest players to have blessed the game. According to the former Arsenal midfielder, the Barcelona skipper has 'something no one else has.'  Robert Pires racked up an illustrious, largely successful career. From his time at Marseille, Arsenal and Villarreal to his exploits with the France national team, the 46-year-old played alongside and against one of the

Zinedine Zidane’s son reveals father’s future plans

Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo Fernandez has revealed that his father will return to the football arena as a manager very soon. The Frenchman, who is presently on loan at Spain's Rayo Majadahonda from Swiss side Lausanne-Sport, exclaimed that the former Real Madrid player and manager needed rest after his exploits at the Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane started his management career in 2014 with Real Madrid Castilla, before taking charge of the first team in January 2016. With a staggering win percentage of almost 70 in

Santiago Solari Named Permanent Real Madrid Coach Until 2021

Spanish giants Real Madrid named Santiago Solari as their first team coach until June 2021 on Tuesday. 42-year-old Argentine was handed the interim charge of the club after the sacking of former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui a fortnight back. After guiding Real Madrid to four successive teams, he was handed the role of the coach by the club management. Real beat Malilla 4-0, Valladolid 2-0, Plzen 5-0 and Celta Vigo 4-2 since Solari earned his chance. In those games, Real Madrid scored 15