Luka Modrić came off the bench in the 63rd minute Saturday and supplied an assist (off a corner) to help force a 1-1 draw against city rivals Atletico Madrid. Atletico played with 10 men from the 69' on. It wasn't the result Real were looking for in the La Liga title race, however, in a shock result on Sunday, Barcelona lost 1-0 to Almeria. That means the gap between the two … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe Weekend #21: Modrić Assists In Madrid Stalemate, Sosa Scores Again
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Juranović MOTM As Union Berlin Move Onto Europa League Round Of 16By 16 Comments
What a sensational move by Croatian defender Josip Juranović this January transfer window; moving from the Scottish Premier League to the German Bundesliga. He's currently starting for the 3rd place team in the Bundesliga (Bayern, Dortmund, Union Berlin all tied on 43 points) and has now notched his first goal for Berlin Thursday night vs. Ajax in Europa League action. In the … [Read more...] about Juranović MOTM As Union Berlin Move Onto Europa League Round Of 16
Gvardiol Scores vs. Manchester City In 1-1 Champions League Draw!By 46 Comments
Joško Gvardiol climbed the ladder in the 2nd half for RB Leipzig to make it 1-1 vs. City in the Champions League Round of 16 1st leg. The match would end that way with the return leg in England in 3 weeks. The 21 year-old Croatian defender received an underwhelming 6/10 grade for being "Poor defensively on more than one occasion, including when City took the lead, but scored … [Read more...] about Gvardiol Scores vs. Manchester City In 1-1 Champions League Draw!
Musa Comes Off The Bench To Score For Benfica Against Former ClubBy 14 Comments
Petar Musa came off the bench in the 84th minute for Benfica Monday night. In injury time, he headed home a perfect cross to score against his former Portugeuese club, Boavista, to seal a 3-1 victory for the league leaders. Benfica currently sit top of Portugal with a 5-point lead on 2nd place FC Porto with 13 matches remaining. With Croatia still thin up top in the #9 … [Read more...] about Musa Comes Off The Bench To Score For Benfica Against Former Club
Croatians Around Europe Weekend #20: Sosa Scores Free Kick Off The Bar!By 19 Comments
Borna Sosa scored a beautiful free kick Saturday in Stuttgart's 3-0 win over Koln. He kissed the bottom of the right crossbar with his left foot from 20 yards out in his return from injury. It's great for Sosa to do something offensively after a subpar World Cup. With the win, Stuttgart climb two points out of the relegation zone in the Bundesliga. Luka Modrić played … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe Weekend #20: Sosa Scores Free Kick Off The Bar!
Modrić Scores Off The Bench In 4-0 Win Over ElcheBy 13 Comments
Lukita is at it again! He came off the bench in the 68th minute Wednesday night with Real Madrid already up 3-0 on Elche. 12 minutes later Modrić would curl a wonderful shot from just inside the 18 yard-line into the side netting. He received a 7/10 grade from ManagingMadrid.com as he "Added to the goal fest with a well taken shot at that nestled into the upper 90." The win … [Read more...] about Modrić Scores Off The Bench In 4-0 Win Over Elche
Slow Week In CL As Bayern, AC Milan, Dortmund, Benfica All WinBy 17 Comments
Champions League returns after a three and a half month break. It seems like an eternity since a match was last played pre-World Cup on November 2nd. But here we go in 2023 as the Croatian steak of winning 11 straight Champions League titles is on the line. Out of the 16 remaining clubs in the tournament, only eight will play this week with the other eight kicking off next … [Read more...] about Slow Week In CL As Bayern, AC Milan, Dortmund, Benfica All Win
Croatians Around Europe Weekend #19: Modrić Lifts Club World Cup For 5th Time, Čolak Scores 1st Goal Of 2023By 28 Comments
Luka Modrić received a 7.2 rating (FOTMOB) for his 74 minutes Saturday in the Club World Cup Final. Real Madrid defeated Al Hilal 5-3 to win their 5th Club World Cup title. Modrić "Looked fresh as opposed to previous games post-World Cup. Skipped past defenders with a burst of speed and was constantly on the lookout for the ball in central pockets." The tournament began in … [Read more...] about Croatians Around Europe Weekend #19: Modrić Lifts Club World Cup For 5th Time, Čolak Scores 1st Goal Of 2023
Will The Club World Cup Be Modrić’s Last Trophy With Real Madrid?By 29 Comments
Luka Modrić's trophy cabinet is 99% full. The only piece of silverware missing is the World Cup. Over the past decade at Real Madrid, Modrić has won Champions League 5x, La Liga 3x, Club World Cup 4x, Spanish SuperCup 4x, and the Copa del Rey once. But will this week's Club World Cup Final against Asian champions, Al Hilal, be the final time he lifts a trophy for Real … [Read more...] about Will The Club World Cup Be Modrić’s Last Trophy With Real Madrid?