Modric retains the flame and lights up Madrid in opposition to Sevilla | Soccer | Sports | EUROtoday

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The extra indicators that Luka Modric's finish is approaching, the extra he tries to go in opposition to the logic of time, biology and tactical balances. At a time when Real Madrid was caught in opposition to Sevilla's resistance, Carlo Ancelotti turned to what appeared just like the deepest nook of the closet. Even there, Modric's flame nonetheless shines, decided to destroy the calendars. The Croatian gained the sport with a superb spark, a control-dribble, a good shot, and exploded joyfully standing on the north finish fence. An explosion of reduction and riot that left a aspect message to a type of who comes from behind with the motto of age. Arda Güler, who was turning 19, was ready on the sidelines, able to enter the sector, for one more of his little moments that they know so little about. But Modric, who’s already aiming to show 39 in September, induced him to return to the bench with a objective that retains Madrid within the lead, with eight factors over Barça and 9 over Girona, with a match in hand.

Real Madrid


Andriy Lunin, Nacho (Modric, 74th minute), Rüdiger, Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy, Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, Vinicius Junior, Rodrigo (Alvaro Rodriguez, 93rd minute) and Brahim Diaz (Dani Ceballos, 89th minute). )



Ørjan Haskjold Nyland, Loic Bade, Jesus Navas (Juanlu Sanchez, 74th minute), Sergio Ramos, Kike Salas, Lucas Ocampos (Januzaj, ninetieth minute), Oliver Torres (Suso, seventy fifth minute), Djibril Sow, Boubakary Soumare, Isaac Rosemary and En-Nesyri

Goals 1-0 min. 81: Modric.

Referee Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos

Yellow playing cards Ancelotti (min. 12), Kroos (min. 34), Lucas Ocampos (min. 69), Nianzou Tanguy Kouassi (min. 91) and Djibril Sow (min. 98)

The Croatian closed a duel that had begun with the emotional return to the Bernabéu of his buddy Sergio Ramos, the nice captain of a few years, and instantly led to despair. The caresses remained within the preludes, and within the applause, when the speaker reserved the identify of the middle again to shout it within the final place of the rival lineup. Courtesies evaporated in Brahim's first expedition that Ramos aborted, along with his regular forcefulness, the identical one which Vinicius later tried.

However, these crossings had been nonetheless a part of the preliminary scores. The desperation started to develop after the disallowed objective of Lucas Vázquez, who took benefit of a cargo from Vinicius along with his left foot. But the VAR discovered that Nacho had hit En-Nesyri's foot within the preliminary steal and the objective got here to nothing. It was the primary spark of a sequence of small fires that had been lit all through the sector, foul by foul that Madrid protested and the referee didn’t see the identical. The accumulation of small frustrations ended up inflicting one thing uncommon: he introduced Toni Kroos out of his chilly containers.

Real moved ahead in suits and begins with out discovering something too threatening. The first half ended with a single shot on objective, an extended shot from Fede Valverde that described an odd curve and Nyland tapped it in for a nook. It occurred already on the entrance to the locker room, coming into the third of the 4 added minutes of the primary act.

Until then, Sevilla had held out with out being too compromised, supported by a line of 5 defenders led by Ramos from the middle. In some sections, Madrid managed to push them very near their goalkeeper, with Rodrygo very near Vinicius on the left, however nothing got here of it. The ball went forwards and backwards back and forth, and Sevilla regarded snug, though that they had a tough time recovering and going out.

Despite every thing, they managed to fulfill Isaac Romero a few instances, their blissful revelation within the morass of this course. The first was on the run, with a whole lot of house on the best, from the place he discovered En-Nesyri, who shot large. In the second, he shot, alone in opposition to Lunin, who saved the unthinkable. The Ukrainian, now put in as a starter, is getting used to 1 or two miracle pictures per sport.

That enlightened rapture paved the best way for insanity. Until then, Madrid had barely been agitated by Vinicius and Brahim, combining successions of dribbles with bursts of satisfaction to chase opponents from whom to grab the ball. But from that saving second from Lunin, Rodrygo opened a lane by way of the middle to finish up capturing close to the publish, Nyland needed to stretch to take a delicate shot from Vinicius inside the world, one other narrowly missed the again and another He ended up sleeping peacefully within the fingers of the Norwegian goalkeeper.

When Madrid revved up, the road of 5 revealed cracks in all places. The agitation disordered it, or it confirmed that in actuality its solidity contained a great dose of look, or the weaknesses had been the results of the fatigue produced by chasing the ball from a distance for greater than an hour, and seeing that when it’s recovered, the opposite objective It appears increasingly distant. The seventy meters from the place Sevilla camped to Lunin didn’t appear to be solely seventy meters. In that chaos, Ramos was much less Ramos than initially, extra unprotected, much less decisive.

But they had been nonetheless standing after which Ancelotti intervened. He eliminated Nacho and turned to Luka Modric, who moved a lot nearer to the world than Tchouameni had been, who then dropped again to the middle of the defence. Madrid stored pushing, however the one who discovered it was the Croatian genius. He tamed a clearance with a management that was additionally a dribble, which opened a short house for the objective that entered after touching the publish. Another second for the infinite reminiscence of a flame that by no means goes out.

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