Luka Modric is now 36 years old, but the Croatian coach remains vital to Real Madrid in 2022. At Celta Stadium, the midfielder once again demonstrated his net worth. Right before the break he drew the ball superbly past the post and into the goal. Thanks to Al-Jawhara, Real entered the first half with a 1-2 lead, after both Benzema and Aspas scored a penalty kick.
After the break, Modric continued without worry – with a narrow pass he put Vinicius on his way to 1-3. The Brazilian passed Celta goalkeeper Marchesen and put the ball into the empty goal. Ten minutes into the second half, the match was already over. Especially when Valverde made it 1-4 after another sharp counter ten minutes later. Fifteen minutes before the end, Ancelotti pulled Modric aside to loud applause from the home team’s fans.
And Eden Hazard? He had to wait a long time for him to take his place, but he eventually got ten minutes to show himself. He did, but not in a positive way. After Benzema was suspended inside the penalty area, the ball hit the second place for Real Madrid. Benzema granted Hazard his “moment of glory”, but the Red Devil confronted Marchesen. sigh.
Fortunately for Hazard, the error was not decisive for the result. Thanks to the big win, Real Madrid continues to lead the Spanish League with 6 out of 6.
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