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Thibaut Courtois Dropped By Zinedine Zidane On His Return To Real Madrid

17 March 2019

But Real Madrid chiefs recently fired Santiago Solari after poor games this season and made a decision to hire former coach Zidane. Looks like it could be a two-man job with Modric and Kroos and Isco as a number 10. But, also, when we don't have the ball, we must run, to get it back.

Madrid have endured a tough season, struggling to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo as the squad that won three consecutive Champions Leagues has shown signs of ageing. However, talk of a move away was somewhat quashed when Zidane ended up departing instead.

Isco gave Real a deserved lead in the second half in the Madrid sunshine and Gareth Bale further raised spirits by sealing victory later in the game. The man who scored winning goals in the 2014 Copa del Rey final, 2014 Champions League final and a brace in last season's Champions League final, has been subjected to some of the most vitriolic abuse to come from Madridistas in recent years. As quoted by the Daily Mail, Solskjaer said: "I can't really comment on Gareth Bale or specific players".

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Both planes flew with erratic altitude changes that could indicate the pilots struggled to control the aircraft. The fatal accident near Addis Ababa came after a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crashed last October, killing 189 people.

Zinedine Zidane restored old favourites for his first game since being re-appointed coach of Real Madrid as Thibaut Courtois was dropped for Keylor Navas while Isco and Marcelo both returned.

Courtois was the biggest surprise, given he was bought by Madrid for around 40 million euros ($45 million) last summer and had established himself ahead of Navas under Santiago Solari.

Thibaut Courtois Dropped By Zinedine Zidane On His Return To Real Madrid