Luka Modrić and Real Madrid are flying high. After a 3-1 victory over Liverpool midweek, Los Blancos handed hated rivals, Barcelona, a 2-1 defeat Saturday, and now only trail leaders Atletico Madrid by a single point. Modrić had another phenomenal game and should have earned an assist on a perfect 50-yard pass down field, which should have been stuck in the back of the net. Modrić received a 7/10 from 90min.com as he was “Energetic, aggressive and offered a little more quality than Barcelona had to offer. Hard to believe this man is 35 years of age.”
After the match, Modrić gave a piece of his mind to Barca’s Gerard Pique, per GiveMeSport.com. You have to love Modrić’s swagger and confidence these days. Real Madrid play Liverpool in England this week int heir CL return leg.
Modric: “You’re waiting for the ref to complain huh?”
Piqué: “Well, four minutes…”
Modric: “How many more do you want?”pic.twitter.com/EoIiBCXayC
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) April 10, 2021
Modrić Trolls Pique
As Ante Rebić returned from a red card suspension, Zlatan goes on one. But before Zlatan was sent off for something he said to the referee in the 60th minute Saturday, he assisted Rebić for a top shelf banger inside 10 minutes. AC Milan would be Parma 3-1 to remain second in Serie A, but it may be too late to catch leaders Inter Milan with only eight games to play. EURO 2021 is 60 days away. The Vatreni need this Ante Rebić to be in full form for the team to make a proper push at the tournament.
Domagoj Bradarić came off the bench in the 88th minute Friday to supply an assist in a 2-0 Lille victory over Metz. Lille currently lead the French Ligue 1 table by three points with six matches remaining. Bradarić remains hot with this assist after putting the Croatian U21 team into the Euro 2021 quarterfinals two weeks ago with a stunner from outside the box, which rocked the English at the death.
Bradarić Assist @ 88:05 In The Match
Mateo Kovačić had a solid game on Saturday as Chelsea Defeated Crystal Palace 4-1. “The Croatian formed a formidable midfield partnership with Jorginho in the opening 45 minutes. Kovačić was constantly playing neat passes into the feet of the Chelsea attacks and was always ready to receive the ball back. In the second period, there was one magnificent pass from Kovačić that put Mount in on goal and after the introduction of Kante, his job was more focused on helping the Blues maintain possession.” Chelsea trail 4th place West Ham by one point for a Champions League berth.
Ante Budimir scored the game winner for Osasuna on Sunday against Dinamo Zagreb’s Europa competition, Villareal. He headed home a towering heading off the fingers of the goalie and into the side netting. Osasuna beat Villareal 2-1 with the goal.