Images of Zidane’s big return to Bordeaux, with an assist for Pauleta

Images of Zidane’s big return to Bordeaux, with an assist for Pauleta
Images of Zidane’s big return to Bordeaux, with an assist for Pauleta

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Parc Lescure, the legendary Bordeaux stadium, a team made up of Girondins legends took on the Variétés Club de France this Tuesday. With the notable presence of a certain Zinédine Zidane.

Player of the Girondins de Bordeaux between 1992 and 1996 (179 matches played, 39 goals and 36 assists) before moving to Juventus, Zinédine Zidane played half-time in the legendary FCGB team, opposing Variétés Clubs de France this Tuesday on the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Parc Lescure.

Zizou may have hung up his crampons 18 years ago and celebrated his 51st birthday, but his smiles remain unmistakable. In the VCF locker room, those of Souleymane Diawara and Taye Taïwo, completely gaga at the moment of grabbing the hand of the 1998 world champion, roughly situate the legend they are saluting.

Zidane decisive passer after 2 minutes of play

As for the field, Zidane – who was entitled to a guard of honor before the game – only took two minutes to remind us who he was (for those who may have forgotten), highlighting his passing quality to allow Pedro Miguel Pauleta to score the first goal of the match in favor of the Bordeaux legends, who led 2-1 at half-time (double from Pauleta against a goal from Mamadou Niang).

Zizou also allowed himself to cross the field juggling, under the eyes of 32,000 spectators charmed by the idol.

“It’s good, we’re happy. Happy to be here, to celebrate the centenary with the Girondins, it’s something, especially when we see the field there is”, he reacted afterwards his exit, shortly before the break.

Note that it was also the opportunity to see Yoann Gourcuff again on a football field. Alain Giresse and Bixente Lizarazu were also part of the casting on the Gironde side.

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