A trail of victimsThat explains why he has conquered, successively, the Eleventh (in Milan against Atleti), the Twelfth (in Cardiff before Juventus) and the Thirteenth (against Liverpool of Klopp in Kiev). And watch the list of victims. In their first course they fell Naples, the Wolfsburg and, curious, the City (then trained by Pellegrini). In the second they went through the box Naples, the Bayern and the Athletic. And in the third consecutive one he was not going anymore. In the second round, the knee PSG, in quarters the Juventus and in semis, Bayern Munich. As Sterling told AS “Zidane’s thing is not flower, but method.” The fans are entrusted to Zinedine … Zidane is he Burning nail to which Madrid is clinging in its eagerness to rescue the smile before the imminent visit of the Guardiola City (Bernabéu, 9:00 pm). When the Champions League round of 16 draw was held in December, the fans looked forward to the crossing with the citizen. By then they had already taken off United in the fight for the Premier and Guardiola seemed to show symptoms of exhaustion. Madrid came from making a great game against PSG at the Bernabéu and winning in Bruges with solvency (1-3), with goals from Vinicius, Rodrygo and Modric. It seemed very feasible to eliminate the Guardiola Team, what He always has an emotional pulse with Real Madrid since his time as a Barça player, increased rivalry after his time as coach culé.But the reaction of the City (it has the Premier lost, but it has consolidated in the second position) and its last good matches contrast with the five points that Madrid has left in the League against Celta and Levante, apart from dragging the wound of elimination collects before the Real in the Paseo de La Castellana. But those clouds over the Bernabéu on the eve of the great duel with the City they find a ray of light full of hope watching the trajectory of Zidane in the maximum continental competition. He already won it as a player in Glasgow (the Ninth and his legendary magic volley) and as an assistant to Ancelotti (the Tenth!), But as first coach he has been infallible. He has directed the whites in nine qualifiers and has won them all. Without failure.