25 May 2022 | 14:48 | Football
” Luka Modric’s pass was the reason why I lost my voice , “ Ferdinand told BT Sport. “It was an unbelievable kick. I yelled, Luka, Muka, whatever his name is. It’s incredible.”
Meanwhile, transfer hunter Fabrizio Romano affirmed: “Modric’s assist deserves to be displayed in a museum. It’s no longer football, it’s art.”
Real Madrid played no better than Chelsea and in fact they were leading 0-3, in danger of being eliminated. However, Modric single-handedly pulled Real back from the ground. Modric’s flash of light when making an assist trivela for Rodrygo to score changed the game.
Modric personally said after the match: “It was an unbelievable night for Real. We died near the end of the game, but scored and came back. Real played not bad, but Chelsea took the opportunity. they have”.
The Croatian midfielder worked hard for 120 minutes in the quarter-final second leg despite being 36 years old. Responding to the belief from coach Carlo Ancelotti, Modric played prominently with 89 touches of the ball, 89% pass accuracy, 5 accurate long passes, 6 wins in disputes, 4 correct tackles.
When Real Madrid almost lost the midfield, Casemiro and Toni Kroos were both substituted, but Modric was still retained by Ancelotti. The organizers then chose Modric as the Player of the Match.
Modric and his teammates overcame defending champion Chelsea to win tickets to the fourth round of the strongest teams in the Champions League. Opponents of “Los Blancos” will be Man City or Atletico Madrid.