Zinedine Zidane – Real Madrid 2016

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Guys, that’s a little edit with some of the most important moments of this 2016 for Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane. I hope that you’ll enjoy this and let me know please in the comments if you want something specific (except CR Biography P2 that I’m already working on) and if you don’t like this, let me know please why, to understand what you wanna see and how I can improve my contents!

On 4 January 2016, Real Madrid announced the dismissal of manager Rafael Benítez and on the same day Zidane was appointed the new manager of the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal. His first match as the club’s new manager took place five days later, when Real Madrid beat Deportivo de La Coruña 5–0 in a La Liga match. In his first El Clásico as a manager, held on 2 April at the Camp Nou, Zidane led his club to a 2–1 win over Barcelona to end Barça’s 39-match unbeaten run. Zidane thus became the first Real Madrid manager to win his first Clásico match since Bernd Schuster in December 2007.

On 4 May, Zidane led Real Madrid to a place in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final by beating Manchester City 1–0 on aggregate. Real Madrid finished runners up, just one point behind Barcelona, in La Liga. In the Champions League final on 28 May, Real Madrid defeated fellow Madrid club Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout. Zidane became the seventh man to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League as both a player and a manager, the second man (after Miguel Muñoz) to win the trophy with Real Madrid as both a player and a manager, and the first French manager to win the trophy.

On 18 September 2016, Real Madrid defeated Espanyol 2–0 away to post a club-record 16th consecutive La Liga victory, overtaking their previous record of 15 set in 1960–61 and equaling the record of consecutive La Liga wins of Barcelona set in 2010–11. On 18 December 2016, Real Madrid defeated Japanese club Kashima Antlers 4–2 in the final of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.