Two French greats Arsene Wenger and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane were in action of the field to play both football and rugby and the former Arsenal boss made a very impressive move to beat the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner and it thrilled the fans.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stole the headlines after he dribbled past Real Madrid manager and France legendary manager Zinedine Zidane in a charity match between French former football and rugby stars, in the match that included 2018 FIFA World Cup winning manager.
Arsene Wenger showed he has more than just a brilliant football mind as he accelerated away from former Ballon d’Or winner Zinedine Zidane in a charity match in Bordeaux. The former Arsenal manager, 69, was pictured being tugged back by the Real Madrid manager in a match which pitted former football and rugby stars against each other, playing a half of each sport.
Zidane played alongside several of his team-mates from France’s 1998 World Cup-winning side, including current France manager Didier Deschamps. The photo of Wenger turning Zidane during the match sent social media into meldown on Monday evening.
One twitter user said: “Rumour has it big Wenger did a Cruyff turn and left Zidane for dead…”
Another made a joke that: “Looks like Zidane heard what Wenger was earning at Arsenal and is after his wallet!”
Someone else said: ‘Wenger leaving Zidane for dead in midfield might be my favourite sporting picture in history.’
Zidane won two Serie A titles, one La Liga title, one Champions League, the World Cup, Euro 2000 and the 1998 Ballon d’Or during his distinguished playing career. Among the rugby stars on show were Sebastien Chabal, Marc Lievremont – who coached and played for France – and Fabien Pelous.
Some fans made some interesting and comical comments about the charity match, most especially the Wenger and Zidane moment.
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