Bale and Zidane

Everyone is talking about the huge selection call from Real Madrid boss Zidane


As a manager for a top side, you live and die by the big calls you make, and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane certainly knows this.

After two sensational and almost dream like seasons in charge of the club, this time round isn’t going so well – out of the Copa, miles behind in the Liga and now facing PSG after failing to top their Champions League group and losing out to Spurs.

The manager decided that leaving Gareth Bale on the bench and put Isco in the starting line up, despite indifferent form from the Spaniard this season, and while many people wondered about the call and felt that Bale deserved a place in the line up, one thing was clear – it would be a big call that could well go a long way in deciding the game.

It’s the tie of the round, and many people have been waiting to see Neymar vs Real Madrid and Ronaldo for some time, and the game is vital to Zidane’s men given they’ve nothing else left to win, and elimination would mean their season was essentially over.


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