Man City And Chelsea Stars Hoping For Their Zidane Moment

Manchester City and Chelsea players will head into the Champions League final on Saturday hoping to etch their name into footballing folklore.

It is a game that can make heroes of anyone lucky enough to score the winning goal, or villains of those who miss a crucial opportunity.

Ole Gunnar’s Solksjaer’s stoppage time winner for Manchester United in the 1998/99 final stands out as one of the most iconic moments in Champions League history.

John Terry’s penalty miss for Chelsea in the 2007/08 final is less fondly remembered by their fans, although that doesn’t detract from the memorable nature of his howler.

However, if there is one moment that stands head and shoulders above the rest, it is Zinedine Zidane’s stunning volley for Real Madrid in the 2001/02 final.

Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen were locked together at 1-1 with half-time approaching, but the Frenchman decided it was time to work his magic.

The ball took an age to come down onto his left foot, before being despatched with staggering velocity past Leverkusen goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt.

As highlighted by Betway, Zidane’s strike was made even more special by his footwear  – the truly classic black, white and red Adidas Predator Mania boots.

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