Against Inter, Monchengladbach, the two Classics, the derbies, the first leg against Liverpool. Zinedine Zidane is an insurance in the finals, he knows how to get the best out of his team at the crucial moments of the season. Zidane: “If a penalty has not been called, it is because it is not.”
Questioned from the first day of the season, Zinedine Zidane again saved another final. A defeat in the Classical would have been saying goodbye to the League, but Real Madrid obtained a deserved victory and provisional leadership. The French coach is successful in all the ‘finals’ he has experienced this season, and in the particular face-to-face with Ronald Koeman, he leads 6-0.
Continuously under the magnifying glass, Zinedine Zidane came out successful again in another final for Real Madrid. With two points less than the eternal rival, a defeat at Alfredo Di Stéfano was to get off a league, which they had managed to catch despite difficulties and sensitive losses. And Zidane came out the winner again.
With a team very supportive in defense and accurate in attack, the whites got the three points knowing how to suffer when forces failed. A victory (2-1) with which they overtook the eternal rival, frustrated, and that left them, provisional leaders of the League, in the absence of what an Atlético does that has lost steam, and that will not have Suárez or Llorente against Betis (Sunday, 9:00 p.m.).
Zidane emerged victorious in the pulse with Ronald Koeman, as had already happened at the Camp Nou. The Frenchman took all six points in the two Classics played this season. Two crucial games in which the whites were far superior to the Catalans.
Insurance in the finals
Real Madrid spends the night at the top of the table, and the tie against Liverpool well on track after the 3-1 achieved in the first leg of the quarterfinals. A placid situation that has been reached with all the difficulties, with the infirmary full and in a sea of doubts. A situation that has been achieved by weathering the storm and being accurate in the finals.
Many of the whites have lived by now, and Zidane’s have been successful in all of them. They were on the wire after a bad start in the Champions League’s group stage, but they showed up in the key moments. They beat Inter to continue with options to qualify, and on the last day, they finished off against Borussia Monchengladbach. The only Spanish team remained to seal the ticket, and only the whites achieved it as first in the group.
In the League, Zidane has won the two Classics. He also emerged the winner in the face-to-face match with Atlético de Madrid, with victory in Valdebebas and a saving point in the discount after Benzema’s equalizer. In another difficult place like Sánchez Pizjuán, the whites took the three points.
In Europe, he continues his idyll with his competition. The Madrid team calmly passed the round of 16, beating Atalanta in both games. And the first final against Liverpool came, in which he offered a good image on Vinicius’s great night. The 3-1 allows them to arrive at Anfield with some tranquility to try to finish the job.
After the Clásico, the whites have been placed at the top of the table and could end the day as leaders if Atlético does not score. There are eight days left to conclude the League, eight games that will be considered as finals. Next Wednesday, they have another in Europe, where they aspire to add more finals.