Zidane hits 200

Zidane will meet 200 matches as Real Madrid coach tomorrow in the League match against Eibar at Di Stéfano (7:30 p.m.). The French coach should have held them on March 13, in the duel that the whites had with the gunsmiths (ahead of that Friday since Madrid was going to play the Champions League quarterfinal match against City on Tuesday, 17 March), but the coronavirus pandemic has delayed it by three months.

Zizou debuted on the white bench in January 2016, with a resounding victory against Deportivo (5-0) in the League. Since then, he has accumulated another 198 more matches directing on the Bernabéu bench, distributed as follows: 134 League matches, 40 Champions League, 15 Cup, 4 Club World Cup, other 4 Spanish Super Cup and 2 European Super Cup. It presents the following data: 131 wins (65.8%), 42 draws (21.1%) and 26 defeats (13.1%). Of those defeats, 17 are in the League (three have been against e Betis, the team that has caused the most defeats to Zidane's Madrid), six in the Champions League and three in the Cup (curiously, three in the La Castellana Madrid coliseum: against Leganés, Celta and Real Sociedad).

With him at the head of the bench, Madrid have scored 486 goals (an average of 2.44 per game) and have received 209 (1.05 goals per game). Another revealing fact is that he remains undefeated in the Club World Cup (four wins in the four games played), in the Spanish Super Cup (three wins and one draw) and in the European Super Cup (two wins in as many games).

Interestingly, Zizou maintains the record of fewer defeats compared to Miguel Muñoz (605 games in total directing the Whites, with 357 wins (59%) and Vicente del Bosque (246 matches, with 133 wins): Zidane has a shot to overcome this same campaign), the other two coaches who have arrived and exceeded 200 games for Real Madrid as coaches.In those 199 games, Zidane has those 26 defeats, by 33 de Muñoz (16.6% of his total) and 48 from Del Bosque (24.1%). Of the three, the one with the best victory count is Muñoz, with 144, (72.4%).

Club men

All three, along with Luis Molowny (8 titles), should be considered the greatest club men Real Madrid. Everyone came to the call when the entity needed them. Interestingly, they were all in various stages black that ended with the conquest of titles. Without going any further, Zidane, who came to replace Benítez in 2016 and Solari in 2019, has accumulated 10 titles in these almost 200 games, giving an average of one title every 19.9 games. Zidane is the coach who has won the most titles in those 199 games …