Has there been a glitch in the Matrix, or has history just repeated itself?
Earlier on Thursday night Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane headed France in front against Brazil during their friendly, only for people to immediately compare it to the great Zinedine Zidane’s headed strike in the final of the 1998 World Cup final.
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The Real Madrid star most likely sees the France legend on a daily basis in the Spanish capital, given that he also works at the club, too.
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Ghosting into space at the near post, Varane climbs above the Brazilian defence to get his head on the ball ahead of anyone else, and watching the videos below, it’s easy to see why so many comparisons have been drawn to the goal scored in the showpiece final 17 years ago.