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On This Day 22 Years Ago: Zidane’s Bernabeu Debut, Raul’s Hat-trick, And A Spanish Supercup

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On August 22 2001, Zinedine Zidane made his Santiago Bernabeu debut against Real Zaragoza, where Los Blancos took the field for the second leg of the Spanish Supercup.

Real Madrid won 3 - 0, behind three goals from Raul, and lifted the trophy.

Zidane had actually made his official Real Madrid debut in the first leg of this tie which finished 1 - 1. Euan McTear wrote about that game just a few months ago.


The return leg at the Santiago Bernabéu happened three days later and the team treated the home fans to a 3-0 win to get their hands on the trophy. The key man in that game was Raúl, who netted a hat-trick in the closing stages.

SECOND LEG (Santiago Bernabéu, 22/8/2001)3- Real Madrid: Casillas, Salgado, Karanka, Hierro, Roberto Carlos (Solari, 85’), Zidane (Savio, 71’), Makelele, Flavio Conceição, Figo, Morientes (Guti, 67’) and Raúl.0-Zaragoza: Láinez, Paco Jémez, Aguado, Sündgren, Esquerdinha, Vellisca (Juanele, 81’), Aragón (Yordi, 74’), José Ignacio, Acuña, Jamelli and Galletti (Cuartero, 59’).

Goals1-0 (min. 74): Raúl.2-0 (min. 81): Raúl.3-0 (min. 89): Raúl.


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