Tough Punishment: Zidane returns to Real Madrid to take on a prisoner XI

There was a surprise return to action this week of Zinedine Zidane, who turned up at Real Madrid to participate in a veterans side against a team of prison inmates.

The game was played at Real Madrid’s training complex at Valdebebas, with Zidane lining up alongside other past-legends including Velasco, Ivan Perez and Isidro. And as may have been expected, the legends’ class showed as they ran out 8-1 winners.

Sadly we have not found out who was playing for the prisoner XI, nor the facts about how these fixtures have come about. (Does anyone have the inside scoop?)

Brief highlights of the event, capturing some trademark fancy-footwork from Zidane, can be seen here.