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Zidane and Löw take in Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu

Zidane and Löw take in Clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu

GONZALO FUENTES

REUTERS

The former Real Madrid manager sat in the VIP seats of his old hunting ground, while the German coach had a chance to monitor Ter Stegen and Kroos.

There were two illustrious managers sat in the VIP section of the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday evening to take in the Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona: Zinedine Zidane and Joachim Löw.

Zidane and Löw: Clásico

Less than a year ago, the French coach was down in the technical area in the stadium whereas he could this time sit back and relax while the game unfolded. In the end he watched Barça win by a single goal, giving them a lead in the Clásico head-to-heads for the first time in 87 years, a battle Zidane himself had been a part of as player and manager.

Back in 2005 | Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane vies with Barcelona's Lionel Messi during El Clásico.

Also in the stands was Joachim Löw, the German national team manager, who arrived early to savour the atmosphere. As well as enjoying the excitement and atmosphere that goes hand in hand with arguably the biggest game in club football, no doubt he had a special eye on the performances of Barça's Marc-André ter Stegen and Los Blancos' Toni Kroos. Löw has consistently been one manager high on the list of Florentino Pérez as a potential boss.