Luka Modrić locked up his 3rd La Liga crown with Real Madrid in 10 seasons with the club. Los Blancos thrashed Espanyol 4-0 to secure their 35th Spanish title, which is the all-time lead. Modrić got the start and played 60 minutes in the match as all eyes are now on the Champions League 2nd leg semifinal versus Manchester City on Wednesday. Modrić received a 7.5/10 grade from RealChamps.com as “Modrić had a solid enough game. The Croatian handled the pace of the game well, and tried a lot of stuff in the offense. Wasn’t at his best, of course, but he didn’t need to be. Espanyol were never really in the game, so it was light work for the Magician. Had an involvement in the first goal, and was subbed off in the 60th minute, after a standing ovation from the Bernabeu.”
Lovro Majer scored twice Saturday in Stade Rennais’s 2-0 victory over Saint-Etienne. Majer recorded a 9.4 SofaScore match rating and was named “Man of the Match” for his brace. The first was a well-timed half volley from inside the box with pressure on him. The second came late in the 2nd half when the St. Etienne defender mistimed his tackle with the ball falling straight to Majer in the box. He’s heating up at just the right time as Rennes remains third place in France for a Champions League qualifying berth with three games remaining.
We have a Andrej Kramarić siting! Krama equalized in the 1st half for Hoffenheim from a tight angle in front of goal and then assisted on a short pass later in the 2nd half. Hoffenheim would blow a 2-1 2nd half lead to lose 4-3 to Freiburg on Saturday. The loss surely ends any contention of Hoffenheim booking a spot in any European competition next season. Nonetheless, it’s great to see Krama on the board with a goal and an assist with UEFA Nations League matches around the corner in June. Is Kramarić Croatia’s best option at striker right now?
Luka Sučić scores yet ANOTHER screamer Sunday night as RB Salzburg lift the OFB Cup. Just watch this beauty of a striker, putting Sučić up to 6 goals in his last 6 games.
Ante Budimir is once again found on the scoresheet in a 1-1 deadlock vs Elche. This man has been deadly lately, scoring 1 goal in each of his last 6 games for Osasuna.
Ivan Perišić, Marcelo Brozović and Inter Milan have a must-win game vs. Udinese Sunday 12PM (ET) if they want to keep the Serie A race alive
Joško Gvardiol and RB Leipzig play Monday night vs. Borussia Monchengladbach as they try to stay in the Bundesliga top-4