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He might be a goalkeeper, but it's clear Luca Zidane is his father's son

The Real Madrid teenager saved three penalties while also hitting the crossbar with a Panenka at the U17 European Championships.

Luca Zidane Source: YouTube

LUCA ZIDANE, THE son of Zinedine, was instrumental in helping his native France book their place in the final of the Uefa U17 European Championships today.

When their semi-final with Belgium ended 1-1 and went to a penalty shootout, the Real Madrid goalkeeper stepped up to keep out three spot-kicks and earn them a 2-1 shootout win.

The teenage stopper even had the confidence to take a penalty himself… but clipped the crossbar with his Panenka attempt.

Source: Julien Collignon/Vine

Luca would have been eight years old when the the 2006 World Cup final took place but he was obviously watching his father closely.

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