Zinedine Zidane has returned to Real Madrid. Order is restored! Their winning ways are back!
Real Madrid, already comfortably third in La Liga, beat bottom dwellers Celta Vigo on two second half goals 2-0.
Zidane gave Isco and Gareth Bale starts, and they both rewarded their new-old manager’s confidence with the deciding strikes. Bale even hit his with his right foot. True story.
What Does Zidane’s Winning Return Mean?
Well, he showed confidence in his “old guard” and they performed for him. Given Bale’s contract situation, moving off of him isn’t a given. If Zidane can make it work with the oft-criticized Welshman, Madrid will be better for it. Same goes with Isco to a degree. Marco Asensio had one of his better recent games. Same goes for Luka Modric. If the “old guard” are trying to make their case to stay at the Bernabéu they made a compelling opening argument.
Otherwise, the win doesn’t mean much. Vigo is a relegation candidate. A 2-0 home win should be a given.