Enzo Zidane imitates one of his dad's iconic goals in Real Madrid Castilla win

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Being the son of Zinedine Zidane and trying to make your own way as a professional footballer can have its pros and cons.

Whilst having one of the best of his generation as their father has obviously benefited Enzo, Luca, Theo and Elyaz as they've worked their way into the Madrid youth setup, there is also increased scrutiny on them simply because of their DNA.

And, although they probably don't want to be constantly compared to Zidane Snr., Enzo has left himself open to comparisons after his latest goal for Real Madrid Castilla this weekend. That's because it is a near carbon copy of one of Zidane's most iconic goals.

Enzo, 21, is the eldest of Zidane's four children and the closest to breaking into his dad's first-team squad at Madrid. He's played in friendlies for the senior side, but it currently continuing his education as a midfielder for Los Blancos' Castilla development side.

And he clearly has a lot of responsibility for the team, too, after he was handed the ball when Castilla won a penalty in the 37th minute against Socuéllamos on Saturday. The way he chose to dispatch the spot kick will bring back memories for anyone who watched his father play in the 2006 World Cup final.

A nonchalant Panenka penalty that went a little too close to going over the bar for comfort. Where have we seen that before?

Of course, Zidane was under slightly more pressure than his son when, 10 years ago, he just about managed to put France ahead in the World Cup Final against Italy.

Whether he has since passed down knowledge to his offspring that the Panenka is the best way to convert a penalty is unclear, but you have to think Enzo had his dad's effort in the back of his mind when he stepped up this weekend.

And, taking away the context of the two games, you have to say that the younger Zidane's spot kick was actually a more accomplished finish. His father's attempt versus Gigi Buffon barely crossed the line.

It isn't just Enzo that is in the business of scoring goals that will have him compared to his dad.

His younger brother Theo starred in a recent video shared by Real Madrid which highlighted some of the best goals scored by their youth team players.

Theo's effort, seen below, showed a touch and finish that Zidane himself would have been very proud of.

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