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The only title he has not won: Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid's cup curse | The State

Zinedine Zidane spread his black legend in his cursed competition, the Copa del Rey, the only one he has not conquered as a Real Madrid coach, falling to a Second B team like Alcoyano, further deepening the club’s sporting crisis and letting another tournament escape in a week after its fall in the Super Cup.

From the “Alcorconazo” that left Manuel Pellegrini marked to the collapse against Alcoyano that places Zinedine Zidane in his most delicate moment. Real Madrid once again starred in a black chapter in its history 11 years later. On October 27, 2009 he was thrashed in Santo Domingo, 4-0 by an Alcorcón who played in Second B and eliminated him in a two-legged tie.

A team with 700,000 euros budget compounded Real Madrid’s troubles in a second slump in his season. Unexpected after reacting to the first with six consecutive victories, but the closing of 2020 with the draw in the visit to Elche, was a warning of the decline of the beginning of 2021.

Alone a win of the last five games and such painful defeats like the one suffered against Athletic Club in the semifinals of the Super Cup and the one that makes it hit rock bottom against Alcoyano. In six days, two of the four titles those who chose have escaped the white team.

Zidane suffered it in a cruel way, unable to outperform a lower two-tier team and in numerical inferiority in the extension. Some with months of inactivity such as Álvaro Odriozola or the Brazilian Militao, others showing that they are far from equaling their past at the club, Marcelo or Isco Alarcón, and pointed out for letting a train pass footballers such as Vinicius and Mariano Díaz.

Zidane’s future is complicated and heThe Copa del Rey may remain the only competition that resisted the second most awarded coach in the history of the white club. He has led 16 games in the competition and suffered four hard-to-digest defeats.

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