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Zinedine Zidane gives his son Luca first Real Madrid start before Champions League final

The young goalkeeper will make his first team debut for Los Blancos

Talk about nepotism, eh?

Zinedine Zidane has picked his goalkeeping son Luca to start between the sticks for Real Madrid today in their La Liga match against Villarreal.


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Madrid have an outside chance of finishing second in the Spanish league, with Los Blancos needing all three points as well as cross-city rivals Atletico Madrid to lose their season finale against Eibar.

But despite that, Zidane has given his second-oldest son his first-team debut in the side.

Keylor Navas has seemingly been rested for this one ahead of Madrid’s Champions League final clash against Liverpool next week.

But it seems a little fishy that second-choice Kiko Casilla has been overlooked.

Luca’s been given the nod in goal

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Luca’s been given the nod in goal

20-year-old Luca has been a mainstay in Madrid’s Castilla B-team this season but has yet to play for the senior side.

The youngster has a bit of a reputation in Spain for a succession of high-profile blunders, with rumours around the club claiming Zidane is over-protective of his sons.

Last season, Luca’s older brother Enzo Zidane was seemingly given more opportunities than he deserved at the club, before he eventually being sold to Alaves last summer.


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