Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane may have to visit a tailor in the Spanish capital on Wednesday after the Frenchman tore his suit trousers during his side’s 3-0 victory against Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.
A stunning hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Los Blancos overturn a two-goal deficit in the tie to win 3-2 on aggregate and reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. While chasing a late goal, Karim Benzema missed a good chance for the hosts, prompting Zidane to contort his body in frustration.
But his trousers clearly weren’t manufactured to withstand such duress:
"You should not go crazy, as anything can happen in football," said Zidane afterward, per ESPN.co.uk. "I never lost my head as a player, and will never do so as a coach."
Evidently, the Madrid manager has a short memory:
While Zidane suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, his blushes were spared on the field, as Ronaldo hammered home three brilliant goals to put Real into the semi-finals. In the first leg in Germany, the La Liga giants lost 2-0.
Typically a smart and composed presence on the sidelines, the Real boss clearly got caught up in the emotion of a memorable night at the Santiago Bernabeu. Perhaps a new outfit will be in order ahead of the semi-finals.