Luka Modric Pulls Off A Savage, Career-Ending Double Nutmeg
Oh baby. It’s that time of year again. Nearly seven weeks after a Copa del Rey exit put manager Zinedine Zidane’s position on the brink, Real Madrid has since gone 9-1-1 while elevating itself back to the position of Champions League favorite following a 5-2 aggregate humbling of PSG.
Over that period, Cristiano Ronaldo has recorded 15 goals and two assists in nine starts, including a brace against Eibar on Saturday.
Real also welcomed midfielder Luka Modric back into the fold — the Croatian made his first start since the 3-1 victory over PSG back on Feb. 14. A muscular injury kept Modric on the sidelines for two weeks, but he made his presence felt against Eibar.
First, after surely watching Ricardo Quaresma score a ridiculous trivela against Fenerbahce to reclaim the title of World’s Best Outside-Of-The-Boot Bloke, Modric wrested that personal accolade back with this sumptuous trivela assist to Ronaldo.
Ten minutes later, Modric pulled off a brutal double nutmeg, working a bit of space for a shot in the most savage way imaginable. His meg on Eibar’s Ander Capa (No. 7) was career-ending.
If that move would've finished with a goal, the internet would still be down.
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