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Zidane's Grand 'stadium' Slam

The French coach is relatively new to management but at the helm for Real Madrid has already chalked off victories at most of the major stadia he has visited. Six have stood firm.

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Zinedine Zidane en el Juventus Stadium.
Jesús Álvarez OrihuelaDiario As

Zinedine Zidane added the Juventus Stadium to his list of the elite venues where he has been victorious as a coach. Already in his short tenure in the dugout, the Frenchman has a gold-standard album of stadiums where he has won since taking over the reins at Real Madrid.

Stadio Olímpico (0-2, 17/02/2016)

Just a month and a half after taking on the challenge of managing Real Madrid, his first Champions League tie came against Roma. A first leg lead was a positive step to progression with goals from Cristiano and Jesé.

Ramos y Cristiano Ronaldo celebran con Zidane uno de los goles del Real Madrid en el Olímpico de Roma.
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Ramos y Cristiano Ronaldo celebran con Zidane uno de los goles del Real Madrid en el Olímpico de Roma.ALBERTO PIZZOLIAFP

Camp Nou (1-2, 02/04/2016)

The Camp Nou Clásico test was dealt with on Zidane's first visit. A 1-2 win with goals from Benzema and Cristiano cemented a positive feeling from the Madridistas. He also emerged victorious from his most recent visit: 1-3 in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup ahead of the season proper. Piqué, Cristiano (is there a theme building here?) and Asensio with the goals.

Zinedine Zidane, en su primera visita al Camp Nou como entrenador del Real Madrid.
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Zinedine Zidane, en su primera visita al Camp Nou como entrenador del Real Madrid.RODOLFO MOLINADIARIO AS

San Siro (Final Champions, 28/05/2016)

It may not have been against any Milan team and the 90 minutes did not end in victory, but Zidane's side prevailed in the penalty shoot-out against neighbours Atletico Madrid and lifted the new manager's first Champions League trophy, the eleventh European Cup for Real Madrid.

Zidane, con La Undécima, conquistada en San Siro.
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Zidane, con La Undécima, conquistada en San Siro.Matthias HangstGetty Images

Vicente Calderón (0-3, 19/11/2016)

Although he had lost his first local derby against Atlético, at the Santiago Bernabéu, he redeemed himself on his first visit to the Manzanares thanks to a Cristiano hat-trick and a footballing exhibition from Isco. The new Wanda Metropolitan stadium is on the pending list after this seasons 0-0.

Zinedine Zidane saluda a Isco tras sustituir al malagueño en el Atlético-Real Madrid de la Liga 2016-2017.
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Zinedine Zidane saluda a Isco tras sustituir al malagueño en el Atlético-Real Madrid de la Liga 2016-2017.FELIPE SEVILLANODIARIO AS

San Paolo (1-3, 07/03/2017)

The stadium that cheered the skills of Maradona in the 80s and early 90s succumbed to Madrid in the Last 16 of the Champions League, another step towards La Duodécima, the 12th. Ramos, a Mertens own goal and Morata completed an impressive comeback after Mertens had opened the scoring for Napoli.

Zidane, de pie, delante del banquillo visitante en San Paolo, estadio del Nápoles.
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Zidane, de pie, delante del banquillo visitante en San Paolo, estadio del Nápoles.JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELADIARIO AS

San Mamés (1-2, 18/03/2017)

Eleven days after the win in Naples, Benzema and Casemiro handed the victory to Los Blancos in the legendary battle against Athletic Bilbao.

Zidane en San Mamés.
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Zidane en San Mamés.ANDER GILLENEAAFP

Allianz Arena (1-2, 12/04/2017)

There was a time when travelling to Bavaria was for Real Madrid like visiting the ogre's home. That changed the year of La Décima, when Zidane was assistant to Ancelotti, and the Frenchman repeated the victory following his appointment as number one. A Cristiano double did the trick.

Zidane conversa con su ayudante sobre el césped del Allianz Arena en el entrenamiento previo al Bayern-Real Madrid de la Champions 2016-2017.
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Zidane conversa con su ayudante sobre el césped del Allianz Arena en el entrenamiento previo al Bayern-Real Madrid de la Champions 2016-2017.Michaela RehleREUTERS

Millenium Stadium (Final Champions, 03/06/2017)

The venue that was home to matches of the Wales rugby and football team, as well as covering for Wembley when it was being refurbished, witnessed the La Duodécima with a convincing 1-4 triumph over Juventus. Cristiano scored a brace with Casemiro and Benzema completing the rout.

Zidane, en la zona técnica del Millenium Stadium de Cardiff (Gales) en la final de la Champions de 2017.
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Zidane, en la zona técnica del Millenium Stadium de Cardiff (Gales) en la final de la Champions de 2017.Phil NobleREUTERS

Westfalenstadion (1-3, 26/09/2017)

The legendary Borussia Dortmund Wall of yellow withstood the first Madrid attack of their home in the 2016-17 group stage, but Gareth Bale and a double for from Cristiano knocked them out this season.

Zinedine Zidane en el Westfalenstadion.
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Zinedine Zidane en el Westfalenstadion.ODD ANDERSENAFP

Parc des Princes (1-2, 06/03/2018)

The hostile environment didn't intimidate Real Madrid, who were already leading from the first leg. PSG's mega-money project fell once again with goals from Cristiano and Casemiro.

Zidane saluda a Marco Asensio en el Parque de los Príncipes.
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Zidane saluda a Marco Asensio en el Parque de los Príncipes. FELIPE SEVILLANODIARIO AS

Juventus Stadium (0-3, 03/04/2018)

The new stadium of Serie A giants Juventus had resisted the previous two visits from Real Madrid. On this occasion, though, they were dominated across the field with talisman Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two and Brazilian defender Marcelo getting himsefl onto the scoresheet. The second for Cristiano will long live in the memory.

La chilena de Cristiano Ronaldo.
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La chilena de Cristiano Ronaldo.ALBERTO PIZZOLIAFP

Six still holding out

Of all the stadia that Zidane has visited as the Real Madrid manager, there are six where here has not tasted victory. These are: Volkswagen Arena, Etihad Stadium, Montilivi, Wembley, Wanda Metropolitano and Sánchez Pizjuán. The home of Sevilla is the only one of these that Zidane has failed to win on two occasions. How long before they all fall?

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