Luka Modrić scored the opening goal for Real Madrid Thursday in a 4-1 victory over Granada. Modrić got the ball in the box and ‘nutmegged’ the Granada keeper from an extremely tight angle. With the win, Real Madrid trail leaders Atletico by two points with only two matches remaining in the La Liga season.
What’s more important is that Modrić’s goal sets a new record for goals scored by active Croatian senior players in a 1-week span. (At least while I have been running CroatianSports for the past 13 years. Please correct me if I am wrong.)
There were three goals from Brekalo; and one from Budimir, Kramarić, and Rebić on the weekend. Budimir added two more on Tuesday. Rebić added a hat trick on Wednesday alongside goals from Brozović and Pašalić in Serie A action. Modrić’s goal on Thursday caps off 14 total goals from active Croatian internationals in a 7-day span. I don’t remember that much action…ever!