Josip Brekalo not only scored three goals for Wolfsburg Saturday in a 3-0 win over Union Berlin, but two were from outside the box with spectacular precision. He couldn’t be heating up at a better time with EURO 2021 five weeks away. More importantly for Wolfsburg, the win means they will only need four points from the last two matches in the Bundesliga season to book a Champions League berth.
Andrej Kramarić followed in Brekalo’s footsteps on Saturday with a wonderful free kick goal from 26 yards out while adding two assists. Hoffenheim came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Schalke 4-2 behind a huge game from Krama. The Croatian boys in the Bundesliga know it’s showtime and are showing us their best. Please exclude Sosa from that list.
Boy, remember how bad the Vatreni missed Ante Rebić (injury) during March World Cup qualifiers? Well, he’s playing pissed off and super focused for an AC Milan side who are close to returning to the Champions League after a 3-0 butt whooping over Juventus on Sunday. Rebić came off the bench in the 66′ for Zlatan and scored an absolute banger 12 minutes later from 24 yards out to make it 2-0 AC Milan. The Croatian bulldog is fired up with only three Serie A matches left in the season. Mario Mandžukić was an unused sub for this match.
It was a stalemate in La Liga this weekend as Atletico drew Barcelona 0-0 and Real Madrid drew Sevilla 2-2. Will Atletico Madrid blink with only three matches remaining in the season? Šime Vrsaljko was an unused substitute for Atletico this weekend while both Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić got starts for their respective clubs. Rakitić was the big winner on Sunday as he assisted on Sevilla’s first goal before converting a penalty kick. Modrić was given a 7.5/10 grade as he “was instrumental in this match. Linked up with his midfield partner for the time he was on. Finished with 91 per cent pass completion, one key pass, two shots and one dribble. Subbed after 66 minutes.”