Real Madrid made it to the final four of the Champions League after a convincing 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday on the back of Ronaldo's stunning hattrick.
Real had a mountain to climb in the second leg of the quarterfinals at Santiago Bernabeu as Wolfburg had won their earlier encounter 2-0.
And looks like manager Zinedine Zidane's trousers couldn't handle the strain of the match.
Zidane suffered an unwitting wardrobe malfunction as he leapt into the air and twisted, about to express his utter frustration after Karim Benzema's shot flew wide of the post. Little did he know, that his animated action will result in a viral video the next day.
As he completed his tensed twirl, the trousers of his classic, dark suit that were ripped wide apart exposing quite a bit of the once master-striker's thigh.
Here's the video:
But taking it in his stride, Zidane didn't seem to mind the tear very much as his team successfully made it to the semis.
"The feelings are of a job well done because it was not easy, but I am very happy and proud of what the players did tonight. It was a special night. We achieved what we set out to do and very happy for the players because they stuck together and were phenomenal," Zidane said after the match.
Coincidentally, Zidane's 'rip' puts him in the same league as Pep Guardiola, a manager whose Spanish success he would look to emulate.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, in a 2015 match Guardiola got so excited on the touchline during Bayern Munich's 6-1 win over Porto that he ripped a pretty large hole in his grey suit trousers, leaving his underwear showing. But Pep also took the split in his stride, as seen in the many photographs from the match.
However, the internet has already made sure that Zidane's malfunction is probably more viewed than Ronaldo's hattrick .
— Aby Bahagiana (@Abybahagia1) April 13, 2016
The only loser on Real Madrid today? Zidane's pants. https://t.co/h5nMHzJnrX
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 12, 2016
zidane's pants ripping >>>>>> messi's 499 goals
— we dem boys (@shiratorizawas) April 12, 2016
Zidane tore his pants? Man, he wants to be Pep so bad.https://t.co/e2m1cmSe25
— Diana Kristinne (@DianaKristinne) April 12, 2016
— Jonny Dee (@freejdee) April 13, 2016
If Real Madrid go on to win their eleventh European title, we are willing to bet Zidane would not mind one bit with this wardrobe malfunction in every match.
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016 03:06 pm | Updated Date: Apr 13, 2016 03:06 pm