What more can we say about Luka Modrić? The man is 36 years old and still carrying Real Madrid on his back.
Real Madrid were up 3-1 on Chelsea after their huge first leg victory at Stamford Bridge last week. Los Blancos had one foot in the Champions League semifinals until Chelsea came out with three unanswered goals at the Bernabeu Tuesday night. Real Madrid were shell shocked and looked dead in the water with absolutely nothing going their way offensively. Mateo Kovačić would supply the assist on Timo Werner’s 75′ goal that would put Chelsea up 4-3 on aggregate with only 15 minutes remaining in the two-legged tie.
That’s when Modrić stepped up with one of the most epic ‘outside the foot’ assists you will ever see in the 80′. He perfectly looped the ball in to where only teammate, Rodrygo, could get to it for the volley. The ball easily sailed over Thiago Silva’s head – who was defending Rodrygo – and froze Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy on his line; being three yards out from the goal box.
The goal levelled the tie 4-4 on aggregate and completely revived a dead and hopeless Real Madrid team. Karim Benzema would score in extra time and the rest is history. Real Madrid are heading to Champions League semifinals while Chelsea’s European season is over.
The Modrić assist was praised by football fans and pundits worldwide and will 100% go down as one of the best assists of 2022.