Luka Modrić and Real Madrid are Copa del Rey champions! Modrić returned from injury to play the last 15 minutes of the match as Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 2-1. This is Real Madrid’s first Copa del Rey win in 9 years. They now face Manchester City this week in the 1st Leg of the Champions League semifinals.
Dion Drena Beljo scored the game-winner for Augsburg in a 1-0 win over Union Berlin Saturday. Beljo volleyed home a long cross from the sideline. This is now Beljo’s second Bundesliga goal in the past four weeks. Heating up?
Andrej Kramarić scored the game-winning goal off a penalty kick Saturday in a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The victory moves Hoffenheim four points clear of the Bundesliga relegation zone.
Marcelo Brozović warned a 8.5 grade from CultofCalcio.com ion a huge 2-0 Inter Milan victory over Roma. The win moves Inter back into the top-four with four matches remaining in the Serie A season. “Seemingly every time Inter attacked, Brozović was the architect. The midfielder dished out passes of all shapes and sizes, creating chances on the dribble, by playing quick combinations and by releasing counter attacks.”
Nikola Vlašić bagged an assist and received MOTM honors (7.8 FOTMOB) in Torino’s 1-1 draw against Monza on Sunday.
Joško Gvardiol did not play Saturday (knock) as RB Leipzig moved up to 3rd place win Germany with a huge 1-0 win over Freiburg.
Josip Juranović played all 90 minutes in Union Berlin’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg Saturday. Union Berlin and Freiburg now share 4th place on the Bundesliga table (both on 56 points).