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5 former Zinedine Zidane teammates that Real Madrid could use in El Clasico

The multiple time-Champions League winner played alongside Zidane in the peak of the Galacticos era
Tom Scholes
ANALYST
Modified 18 Apr 2017
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona this weekend could prove to be a title decider in La Liga, and both star studded sides could really take one gigantic step towards lifting the league title.

The pedigrees of both managers this weekend speaks for themselves. While Luis Enrique playing alongside some legendary players, Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest of all time himself. But which teammates of Zizou could Madrid use in the Clasico? Here are five former teammates of Zinedine Zidane that Real Madrid could use next weekend.


#1 Iker Casillas


One of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Iker Casillas is a player that Real Madrid have never really replaced since he departed in 2015, and could have been a perfect player for the Clasico this weekend. During his peak, Casillas was a big game player and was always on top form when Barcelona came to town, and when you compare Casillas to Keylor Navas, Real Madrid’s current goalkeeper, it’s really a no contest.

The multiple time-Champions League winner played alongside Zidane in the peak of the Galacticos era, and cemented his legacy as one of the greats of football. Against Messi, Suarez and Neymar, Casillas’s incredible reflexes and outstanding leadership skills would be so valuable, and previous performances in big games against Barcelona give the impression that in this Madrid team, he would still be an incredible asset to have. 

With this current Madrid team, which is already defensively sound, Casillas would be in good company with the centre back partnership of Sergio Ramos and Varane and occasionally Nacho. Zidane has made Madrid tough to be beat and even harder to score against, and with an inspired Iker Casillas between the sticks it would be nigh on impossible to defeat this already impenetrable Madrid team. 

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Published 15 Apr 2017
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