Zidane, it’s official!


By: Manu Tournoux

Three years after his departure from Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane will play a gala match at Santiago-Bernabeu next weekend.

Zinedine Zidane will be in Madrid next week. During the international break, the former Real playmaker and coach will be on the pitch at Santiago-Bernabeu on Saturday March 23 for a charity match, Corazón Classic, against former FC Porto players.

“Zizou” had already participated in this event in 2013, during a meeting against Juventus legends, which allowed him to play in both camps. But AS observes that this return to the White House is anything but trivial, and that it is a new stage in the “closing a wound that opened in 2021, when Zidane himself decided to leave the Madrid bench for the second time. »

Zidane and Real, it’s getting closer

Between Zidane and Real, relations were not cold, but there had been a small break, which is being repaired, step by step. It started with Karim Benzema’s victory at the 2022 Ballon d’Or, where “ZZ” was invited to the awards ceremony in Paris and the presentation ceremony at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.

This continues with this advertising campaign for adidas, where Zidane accepts the affiliation with Jude Bellingham, his successor with the number 5 of Real Madrid. And the upcoming transfer window should add an element to the equation. “From now on, and with the more than possible arrival of Mbappé in Madrid, Zidane is back…”observes AS…

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