Modric Scores a Stunner as Real Madrid Stroll Past Celta Vigo

Modric Scores a Stunner as Real Madrid Stroll Past Celta Vigo

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
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  • Real Madrid continued their winning ways after recording an emphatic 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo
  • Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde were on target at Galicia on Saturday night
  • Real Madrid have now scored six goals in two games and conceded two in their opening two matches

Luka Modric was in the best of forms on Saturday evening in Real Madrid's 4-1 win away to Celta Vigo on Matchday 2 of the Spanish Primera Division.

The Croatian midfielder scored a stunning strike and assisted Vinicius Junior for another as the defending champions made it two wins from two in La Liga this season.

The 37-year-old finished off a beautiful goal after he curled home from outside the box just to put Real Madrid ahead.

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Luka Modric celebrates after scoring Real Madrid's second goal in their 4-1 win at Celta Vigo on Saturday. Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA
Source: AFP

French striker Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Carlo Ancelotti's men early in the game through the spot-kick but Iago Aspas converted a penalty to cancel the lead.

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Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde added further goals in the second half while Eden Hazard had a late penalty saved as Madrid built on their La Liga season-opening 2-1 win at Almeria and joined Real Betis and Osasuna on six points at the top of the fledgling standings.

Real Madrid Players Send Heartwarming Message to Casemiro After Brazilian's Exit

Meanwhile, Erik Ten Hag is keen to sign a new defensive midfielder after failing to secure a deal for Barcelona anchorman Frenkie de Jong.

The former Ajax manager has now turned his attention to the 30-year-old to solve their long-term engine room issues at Manchester.

After it was confirmed that Casemiro is leaving Real Madrid, his teammates have taken to Social Media to pay heart-warming tributes to the player.

The Three Main Reasons Why Casemiro Wants to Join Manchester United

There are three factors pushing Casemiro to seriously think about moving to Manchester, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The first reason is that Casemiro feels his time at Real Madrid is over after winning 15 major trophies, including 5 Champions League titles.

Secondly, 30-year-old Casemiro wants to experience a new environment. This is the main reason that persuaded Raphael Varane to make the switch to England last summer.

Lastly, Manchester United are offering a massive salary that is making it difficult for Casemiro to decline.role.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)