Real Madrid He has failed to overcome the barrier of the quarterfinals and has suffered painful eliminations
Vreturns the Copa del Rey for him Real Madrid And all eyes are on Zidane. Is he damn white coach tournament and the only title that resists to close his triumphal circle on the white bench. Will be the fourth try for the technician to finish settle the outstanding account you have with the KO competition and seal once and for all the full of conquests at club level.
After three Champions League, two Leagues, two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and two Club World Cups, the Copa del Rey is the only trophy that does not appear in the private showcase of Zidane. Not only that, but it is a competition that has given him major dislikes, with painful eliminations and the impossibility of overcoming the barrier of the quarterfinals in any of the three editions he has played. Because in both 15-16 and 18-19 the team was already eliminated when they took the reins.
Celta avoids the triplet
At the end of January 2017 the Real Madrid he dreamed of his first triplet in history. Zidane’s team walked triumphantly with two titles already in your pocket (European Super Cup and Club World Cup) and commanding in the League. He overcame Sevilla’s ‘bone’ with authority in the round of 16 and seemed unstoppable heading to the final.
But Celta woke up from the dream of the triplet in the quarters, surprising the white team at the Bernabéu (1-2) and defending the income in Balaídos (2-2). Zidane missed the Cup for the first time in a season that ended with Champions League double.
‘Pepinazo’ and the beginning of Zidane’s goodbye
The Cup was again a nightmare for the white coach at 17-18. With the Real Madrid off the hook from the fight for the League and the ‘galactic’ PSG of Neymar and Mbappé waiting in the eighth of the Champions League, the Cup acquired great importance for the whites.
But the KO tournament was again a trap for Zidane. Madrid starred in a sounded elimination in the quarterfinals against Leganés. Beyond saying goodbye to another title, the elimination left consequences and increased wear on Zidane. He painful cupbearer fiasco it was one more drop in the glass than it would end with the coach’s goodbye at the end of the season despite winning the Champions League for the third time in a row.
Coup de la Real at the best moment
Last year was the Real society the one who delved into the curse of Zidane in the Copa del Rey. Madrid were going through their best moment of the season after 19 games without losing between all competitions. A streak that was broken in the KO tournament, which crossed the path of the white technician again.
The Real assaulted the Bernabéu (3-4) and Zidane returned to run out of Cup in the quarterfinals. An elimination that would again leave consequences because from then on Madrid derailed from the triumphal path it was leading, something that it took its toll in the League and Champions before stoppage due to the pandemic.