Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane,/ FCB & Realmadrid.com

Saturday’s Clásico at the Camp Nou (8.30pm CET) brings with it a number of attractions, one of which is the first managerial duel between Luis Enrique and Zidane.

In their playing days, both the Asturian and the Frenchman were massive stars for their respective clubs, and are now the main men in charge at the same. Luis Enrique is into his second season at FC Barcelona and has already won five major trophies, and so far can count all three of his Clásicos as victories (3-1 at the Bernabéu and 2-1 at the Camp Nou last term with Carlo Ancelotti in charge of the opposition and 4-0 earlier this season against Rafa Benítez).

Zidane has only been on the Bernabéu bench since 4 January 2016, in replacement for the aforesaid Benítez. Until now, he has overseen twelve Liga fixtures, collecting nine wins, two draws and one defeat.

Star players

Luis Enrique was at Barça from 1996 to 2004, while Zinedine Zidane wore the Madrid white from 2001 to 2006. Both were key members of their respective teams and between 2001 and 2004, one or the other appeared in seven editions of Spanish football’s most famous match. Zidane scored two Clásico goals in his first season after signing from Juventus (both at the Camp Nou, in the 1-1 draw in the league and the 2-0 win in the Champions League).

Luis Enrique also scored in a Clásico against Zidane, the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at the Bernabéu in the 2002/03 season.


EL CLÁSICO: Luis Enrique vs Zidane por fcbarcelona