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Modrić Assists In 3-1 Real Madrid 1st Leg Win Over Liverpool

April 6, 2021

Modrić vs. Mane

 

 

Real Madrid shocked Liverpool with a 3-1 defeat over the Merseyside club Tuesday night in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg. Luka Modrić played a solid 90 minutes and assisted on the third Madrid goal but it was the Toni Kroos show on the day as he put together a dazzling performance which led to the opening goal. ManagingMadrid.com gave Modrić an 8.5/10 on the night: “What a player Modrić is. Like Kroos tonight, once again showed why he’s one of the top midfielders in the world. Put in more of a defensive shift than others did which was a nice bonus especially as Liverpool pushed for a second goal. Assisted Vini’s second goal and finished with one key pass and three tackles.”

 

 

If Modrić and Real Madrid finish off Liverpool next week and Kovačić’s Chelsea get past Porto – as they should – the two Croatian teammates will meet in the Champions League semifinals. We are close, folks! We’re close to having another chance at making it NINE STRAIGHT YEARS a Croatian lifts the CL trophy. Still some work to do but we’re definitely a lot closer now than we were before the Liverpool match kicked off.

 

 

Modrić Assist

 

 




Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 18 comments





  1. Johnny says:

    Luka Modric is an absolute gentleman, i’ve been watching him since the early 2000s , his football speaks for itself, thanks to him Croatia made the 2018 world cup semi finals. But formost i respect him as a great, humble human being.
    Can’t wait for when you come to my parents homeland Malta in Nov, Modric and co, welcome.
    Luka Modric Croatian Football Legend

  2. Johnny says:

    Sorry, finals

  3. Suba says:

    I personally thought it was a mixture of subasic Perisic and Mandzo that took croatia to the final

    That’s my view

  4. Maminjo says:

    Nah, it was four main dudes (Modric, Rakitic, Mandzo and Perisic).
    .
    Not one of them did more than the other. They were equally good, but people like refugee stories and star players…so Modric got all the credit.
    .
    Vrsaljko, Rebic, and Brozovic were the super role players…but were not on par with what those four did.
    .
    Subasic was great for the Denmark penalties, but was largely bad throughout the tournament.
    He just came up clutch at the right moment, in one of those ‘Turkey 2008’ or ‘Portugal 2016’ style trap games, where everything seems to go wrong for the good guys.

  5. Branko says:

    I will go to my grave saying subasic threw the final.
    Look very closely at all the goals and his reaction time or LACK OF.
    Even the PK was actually lousy by greasy man.
    Mandzukic own goal was in the 5 yard box yet Subasic just stood there instead of attacking the ball.
    Don’t get me started on pogba and mbape’s goals.
    He was playing for Monaco In France you don’t think someone set him up for life?
    He was stuck in quick sand the entire game,even injured he should have at least TRIED!

  6. Maminjo says:

    Nah.
    I think it was his Serbian side that held him back. 😉
    .
    Just kidding.
    His hamstring was shot.
    He was injured and should not have been playing in the final.
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    Playing in a final is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and he put himself ahead of the team’s best interest.
    It was Dalić’s fault for letting Suba make the call, when I’m sure in practice they could see that he could barely lunge for a ball.
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    He was visibly injured in the England game too.
    England had 2 shots on target and France had 6 shots on target… and almost all of them went in. He was injured and barely moved for any shot toward goal.
    .
    The reason why we weren’t destroyer in any of these matches was of how much we dominated our opponents.
    We completely out possessed and out shot every single team we played.
    With an healthy keeper, we would have probably clean sheeted every game.

  7. ARMADA87 says:

    Serb Subasic conspiracy theory? 😉

  8. Dannyj says:

    Anyone have a stream for the game?
    Danke

  9. Suba says:

    No it was subas vlach heritage that held him back
    Couldn’t bring himself to let croatia lift the trophy
    Or maybe Prince Albert paid him off handsomely

  10. Dannyj says:

    Big win by Madrid
    Luka with a nice assist on the third goal

    Luka lining up a potential league, champions league and potential deep run for us

    This would have to put him in the balon dor talks again

    Wouldn’t that be something else

    Would finally put his nay sayers to rest as I’m sure there are still some

    Regardless lots to do for Real but the can definitely take it

  11. Anonymous says:

    Test

  12. gbvh says:

    “Shocked?”

    Real beating Liverpool 3-1 ain’t exactly a shock.

  13. Mixed Grill says:

    I think Luka will definitely be considered for the Ballon D’Or. He was not his best yesterday, but still had some terrific moments and set up and created that goal out of nothing. He must be tired and I hope he is not too tired when the Euros start.

    Subasic was like Boban in 98, playing injured and costing us the final.

  14. Maminjo says:

    Yea, one thing to notice…
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    Subasic was trying to guess where the shot would go a little prematurely (likely because he was injured).
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    He guessed right on Tripper’s free kick, yet still didn’t even come close to saving it.
    It wasn’t as great of a free kick as the announcers made you think. It wasn’t top corner at all.
    Suba’s legs were just shot, and he had no lift.
    A healthy keeper would have saved that shot, had they guess right, but Suba was barely able to lunge for it.
    .
    The last two France goals (especially the first one) were not strong attempts on goal. They were both bouncing shots, that were within arm’s reach of him. He was kind of going the other way at first, but he could have recovered on both of them. He just didn’t have enough bend in his legs to be able to lunge last minute. He’s tall enough that even a quick lunge, plus his arm length, would have stopped either goal.
    .
    His hamstring was just done, and that’s that. He was injured for months after the World Cup too. Didn’t play a professional match for a very long time after.

  15. Can’t see Subasic throwing the game. The same type of comments were made against Boban when we lost to France in the semi final in 1998.
    ..
    My belief is that Suba was carrying an injury, the coaching staff knew, but were unwilling to throw in Kalinic for such a momentous game. Staff would have seen Subasic in training and would have known about his lack of mobility

  16. Anonymous says:

    Croatians LOVE conspiracy theories

  17. Maminjo says:

    Playing injured is a conspiracy theory? lol

  18. Anonymous says:

    Suba played injured cost us in the final I think he got hurt when Vida almost dropped him on his head in one of the post game celebrations.



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