Zinedine Zidane Rips Trousers During Real Madrid vs. Wolfsburg Victory

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2016

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane looks on during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 12, 2016. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Ronaldo's treble put Real into the last four.
Ronaldo's treble put Real into the last four.VI-Images/Getty Images

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.