Previous
VfL Wolfsburg
Everton
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 34'
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Partizan Belgrade
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Sevilla FC
0
0
LIVE 31'
Game Details
Villarreal
Borussia Monchengladbach
8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Torino
Club Brugge
ESPN3 8:05 PM GMT
Game Details
River Plate
Boca Juniors
11:45 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Next

Chelsea out to maul Black Cats

Chelsea 2 hours ago
Read

Who's responsible for Newcastle's revival?

Tactics and Analysis 52 minutes ago
Read
Sep 7, 2011

Enzo Zidane trains with Real first team

Enzo Zidane, the 16-year-old son of France legend Zinedine, was invited to train publicly with the Real Madrid first-team for the first time on Tuesday.

Named after one of his father's heroes, former Uruguay international Enzo Francescoli, Zidane Jnr has been on the books at the Bernabeu for a number of years and currently plays in the club's Cadete A (Under-17) team.

The midfielder, who operates in a similar position to his dad, has been predicted to emulate Zidane Snr and play for the Real first team, with former sorting director Jorge Valdano previously claiming that "he is really his father printed on the pitch".

Enzo played in front of Jose Mourinho and alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Mesut Ozil on Tuesday, with Real's official website stating that he "perfectly adapted to the group" and confirming that his father - now the club's first-team director - watched on from the sidelines.

However, the odds would appear to be stacked against Zidane Jnr making it into the Real first team on a permanent basis, as the club have struggled to bring through youngsters in recent years - Iker Casillas the only notable example of a player who has been promoted straight into the senior side and subsequently cemented his place.

Real president Florentino Perez made the intergration of academy players into the first team an intergal part of the club's transfer policy - labelled 'Zidanes y Pavones' after expensive French maestro Zinedine and young academy graduate Francisco - during his first spell as Bernabeu chief, though it failed to deliver the club regular success.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.