Zinedine Zidane ended a particularly good week by leading his troops to victory against neighbors Atletico Madrid (2-0).
Eight days were enough for Zinédine Zidane to silence the critics. Eight days during which the world champion in 1998 saw his real Madrid win in Sevilla (0-1), dominate Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-0) and win the Madrid derby againstAtletico (2-0). Questions about his future at the head of the Merengue club that have arisen after the two defeats conceded in quick succession to Alaves in La Liga and Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League seem far away.
Because three days after having validated his qualification – the 24th in a row – for the knockout stages of the C1, Real Madrid signed a real masterstroke by dropping the Colchoneros, who arrived at the Alfredo Stadium in Stefano in the costume of leader and who had not lost in La Liga for 26 matches. Their latest setback? A derby against the Merengue last January …
Despite the brilliant form displayed since the start of the season, Atletico, who also still have three points ahead of neighboring Madrid with a late match, seems decidedly helpless when it comes to Zinedine Zidane . The former Bordelais has indeed lost none of his last 7 matches in the league against the Colchoneros, posting 4 wins and 3 draws. This is the best series of its kind since 1986 and Luis Molowny, who had 5 wins and 2 draws in a similar period.