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Enzo Zidane scores on his Real Madrid debut against Leonesa

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When your Father is Zinedine Zidane, there must be a lot of pressure on you to become a world-class footballer.

That’s the case for Enzo Zidane, who is hoping to follow in his Dad’s footsteps and become an incredible player.

However, the 21-year-old has just started his Real Madrid career in perfect fashion. Just 18 minutes after being brought on by Zinedine for his debut, Enzo scored at the Bernabeu during their Copa del Rey clash against Leonesa.

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The goal put Los Blancos 4-1 ahead on the night - and 11-2 up on aggregate. Despite the goal being pretty meaningless in terms of the cup tie, it will mean the world for Enzo.

Zinedine sensibly took the cup game as a chance to rest numerous first-team players ahead of El Clasico on Saturday. That meant a start for 17-year-old Martin Odegaard, who was making his debut following his high-profile move from Norwegian side Stromsgodset 679 days ago.

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While Odegaard didn’t get himself on the scoresheet, the youngster impressed throughout and played a part in most of the goals, where Madrid eventually ran out 6-1 winners.

But it will be Enzo’s name in the headlines after his strike. However, he has a lot of work to do to have the sort of career his Father did.

After starting his career in France with Cannes and Bordeaux, Zinedine became a household name after his five seasons at Juventus. He helped the Old Lady to two Serie A titles and Real Madrid spent a world-record fee to bring him to the Bernabeu.

It proved to be money well spent as he established himself as one of the best players in world football, highlighted by his incredible match-winning volley in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen.

Zinedine became such a legend at the club that he has performed numerous roles at the club after retiring. However, last January, he was given the chance to become manager and has had a very successful 10 months.

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He hauled the club back into La Liga’s title challenge towards the end of last season - before eventually missing out - and led them to Champions League glory by beating Atletico Madrid on penalties.

Enzo can’t dream of having that sort of impact at Madrid, but he’s certainly made a decent enough start to his career at the club.

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