Real-Chelsea: Modric’s sublime exterior ignites football in Europe

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The clash between Real Madrid and Chelsea was marked by Luka Modric’s extraordinary assist for Rodrigo on Tuesday in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League (2-3, AP). A brilliant outside leg that ignited observers and allowed Merengue to reverse a badly started position.

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A brush instead of crampons. Luka Modric added another canvas to his master collection during Tuesday’s clash between Real Madrid and Chelsea in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League (2-3, AP). One of the most wonderful. The 36-year-old midfielder dazzled the crowd by providing an assist from the outside of his foot for Rodrigo ten minutes before the end of regulation time. His team, led 3–0 by the Blues, was then virtually eliminated. But the 2018 Ballon d’Or worked its magic to allow Real to snatch the extension. Before Karim Benzema, author of a hat-trick in the first leg at Stamford Bridge (1-3), sealed Merengue’s qualification.

In Spain, the sports press pays tribute to the talent of the Croatian international. “Modric’s talent has saved Real Madrid once again,” says Marca. “His pass to Rodrigo connected the players to the fans to create an indescribable atmosphere at the Bernabeu”, says AS, claiming an extension for the artist from Zadar, whose contract expires at the end of the season: “He It’s time to conclude a renewal with Modric, with a very simple expiration date to submit to him: as long as you want, Master…”

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“How could he do that?”

His crazy exterior also infuriated observers in England. Starting with Jamie Carragher. “It was the gesture that changed the game. Honestly, it’s one of the most beautiful dice I’ve ever seen,” reacted CBS Sports Former Liverpool defender. It was absolutely right. Modric is known for his outward appearance of the foot. His pass is fantastic, it’s worth watching.” Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has the same allure. “It should be physically impossible to pass a pass like this. How can he do that?” Dane asked.

Thierry Henry, who was accompanying him on set, also praised Modric, who has been getting younger in recent weeks. “The way he played against PSG and Chelsea, it’s off the leg, the way he breaks the lines… This guy is 50 years old and he still does it, it’s extraordinary”, the club’s top Issued to the scorer. History of the Blues.

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“I lost my voice because of him”

Feather BT Sports, Rio Ferdinand totally giggles at Modric’s new masterpiece. “I lost my voice because of his pass, the former England defender explained. It’s illegal to do so! I was screaming Luka, Muka, whatever the name. It’s phenomenal.” Same enthusiasm from Steve McMann, former midfielder who moved to Real: “We could watch Modric play all day. Look at this! Look at this action! Forget the finish, it’s all near.”

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