With a new manager in charge, Real Madrid returned to winning ways on Wednesday with a extensive though mostly approaching 4-0 feat over third-tier minnows Melilla in a Copa del Rey.
As good as removing Santi Solari’s halt power off to a drifting start, a night was additional special for Real brazen Lucas Vazquez, whose mother Macarena happens to be a internal of Melilla — a tiny Spanish enclave on a north seashore of Africa that shares a limit with Morocco.
Indeed, Vazquez is so confirmed in internal enlightenment that he even has a pizza named after him during a internal pizzeria in a centre of town.
According to Marca, a Vazquez pizza was designed by a actor himself after he was invited to do so by a owners of Anthony’s Pizzeria — a grill he, his mother and his wife’s family visit often.
The toppings embody chicken, tuna, pepperoni and boiled onion, that sounds controversial though — we are positive — is a tasty combination.
La curiosa historia de la ‘Lucas Vázquez’, la pizza más famosa de Melilla… diseñada por el propio madridista https://t.co/YsbgjYgkN0
— MARCA (@marca) 31 Oct 2018
As partial of a menu that numbers some 300 variations, Anthony has also paid succulent reverence to several other Real Madrid stars past and present.
There’s a “Sergio Ramos” pizza (pepperoni, tough boiled egg and black olive), a “Cristiano Ronaldo” (minced meat, boiled egg, olives) and a “Jose Mourinho” that is one of a many costly pizzas on a menu — maybe in gripping with a Manchester United manager’s complicated use of a bar coupon book.
This isn’t a initial time Ronaldo has perceived a food-based homage, with a Juventus star carrying a “CR7” ice cream crater launched in his honour by a gelato emporium in a encampment of Vinovo, only outward Turin, where a club’s training formidable is based.
Much like Vazquez, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly had a pizza named in his honour by a grill in Naples — a extraordinary plate surfaced with olive paste, walnuts, parmesan and buffalo mozzarella.
La locura en Nápoles sobrepasa los límites. Han creado la ‘Pizza Koulibaly’ cubierta criminal pasta de aceitunas negras, nueces rotas, parmesano y, por supuesto, Mozzarella di Bufala. 🍕
Esto solo pasa en Nápoles. 💙 pic.twitter.com/HrUTRTplz8
— Lord (@Lordcruyff) 25 Apr 2018
You know you’ve done it in New York when they name a sandwich after you, and that’s a really honour that one Manhattan deli bestowed on Andrea Pirlo when a Italian maestro sealed for New York City FC behind in 2015.
For a record, a Pirlo sandwich was a brew of classical Mediterranean mixture — salami, boiled zucchini, mozzarella and preserved blueberries. Yum.
— Who Ate All The Pies (@waatpies) 19 Aug 2015
Shortly before Pep Guardiola took assign during Bayern Munich, McDonald’s in Germany motionless to acquire a ex-Barcelona manager by rising “The Hot Pep Guardinator”.
The sandwich went on sale in Munich branches of a quick food grill and consisted of a duck schnitzel burger slapped in a brownish-red hurl with cheese, jalapeno, sharp mustard and salsa.
— Deutscher Fußball (@BundesligaSoul) 30 Jun 2013
Speaking of quick food, Andre-Pierre Gignac was apparently unfortunate to a indicate of authorised movement when Burger King launched an advert for their Whopper burgers that enclosed a then-Marseille striker’s name.
The aphorism was a anxiety to a intone sung by a visiting fans (“a Big Mac for Gignac”) to poke fun during a French international’s splay build.
Andre-Pierre Gignac is apparently suing Burger King over this: pic.twitter.com/BS3gpxd79Q
— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) 21 Apr 2014
ESPN FC’s Spain match Adriana Garcia contributed to this report