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Thomas Tuchel’s reaction to N’golo Kante’s goal draws comparison with Zinedine Zidane after Cristiano Ronaldo’s marvelous goal as Chelsea midfielder scores a howler against Leicester


Thomas Tuchel summed up all Chelsea supporters when N’golo Kante scored a fine victory in the Blues’ Premier League win over Leicester City.

The Frenchman stepped forward from midfield and unleashed a superb left-footed strike as Tuchel’s men won 3-0 to take their lead at the top of the table to six points.

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Kante won a beauty at King Power

Kante isn’t known for his raw scoring prowess, which is perhaps why his stunning finish elicited a brilliant reaction from his manager.

And Tuchel’s goal celebration has been the subject of comparisons with legendary coaches Zinedine Zidane, Sir Bobby Robson and Pep Guardiola.

On 228 previous occasions, Kante had only found the net 12 times, but as he scored the number 13 goal it elicited a brilliant reaction from his manager who remained stunned on the sidelines.

As Tuchel watched in disbelief, he joined the list of other managers who staged a similar celebration.

Against Juventus while still at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo arguably scored one of the best goals in Champions League history.

In the middle of the penalty area, the Man United striker rose incredibly to score a bike kick against the Italians with legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in the net.

The goal was sensational, but Zidane’s reaction was even better and now – thanks to the internet and social media – it’s an iconic moment in modern football history.

The goal and the reaction were sublime, but Sir Bobby Robson’s celebration was arguably even better.

During his time at Barcelona as manager, the Newcastle United legend couldn’t believe what he saw when Brazilian icon Ronaldo took quite a defense before putting the ball in the net.

It was a goal of pure poetry because the opposition could do nothing to stop the advance.

That said, Pep Guardiola may have won the battle of managerial celebrations.

Before becoming Man City manager, the Spaniard was in the dugout as Bayern Munich boss.

Despite managing one of the best players of all time at Lionel Messi, the former Barca boss can say that Robert Lewandowski’s achievement was better.

Five goals in nine minutes from the Polish striker produced this fine Guardiola reaction in 2015.

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