Real Madrid Star Reveals Inspiration Behind His Outside the Foot Assist Against Espanyol

Real Madrid Star Reveals Inspiration Behind His Outside the Foot Assist Against Espanyol

Isaac Darko
March 12, 2023 at 7:05 AM
  • Real Madrid midfielder Aurelin Tchouameni produced a beautiful assist against Espanyol
  • Los Blancos defeated the Catalan club 3-1 on Saturday afternoon
  • It was Real Madrid's first victory in three matches

Aurelin Tchouameni pulled off an incredible pass in Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon.

The away side took an early lead but Vinicius Junior produced a surging run and lethal finish to pull the La Liga champions level.

Brazil international Eder Militao scored Madrid's second in the 39th minute, and Carlo Ancelotti's men could have added more goals in the second half, with Rodrygo hitting the crossbar from a free-kick.

Aurelin Tchouameni, Luka Modric, Real Madrid, Espanyol, trivela, outside the boot
Aurelin Tchouameni reveals the main inspiration behind his trivela assist Espanyol. credit: @madridxtra
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Eventually, Marco Asensio notched the third in the dying embers of the game after a fine run and pass from Spain teammate Nacho Fernandez.

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The assist of the day, however, goes to Tchouameni

Tchouameni's 'trivela' assist

In one brilliant moment of play, Tchouameni received a pass from Vinicius Junior on the left and spotted his teammate Militao at the far post.

With the outside of his right boot, the Frenchman sent the ball curling beautifully down the middle of the corridor of uncertainty, out of reach of both goalkeeper and defenders.

Militao met it at the back post and nodded home beautifully.

In the post-match presser, via Madrid XTRA, the Frenchman reveals who's taught him that skill.

"I can learn from Luka Modric during training sessions. I am happy to have provided this assist. I can watch Luka pass like this every day in training," Tchouameni said.

Having played with Luka Modric for only eight months, it refreshing to see the youngster is learning from the Croatian magician.

The outside-the-foot skill has become a Modric trademark as he uses it to both score and assist.

Kroos sets remarkable record

Meanwhile, Toni Kroos has gained legendary status for Real Madrid after the midfielder made his 400th appearance for the Spanish giants in their La Liga clash against Espanyol.

The German was named in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting line-up and even provided an assist as Real Madrid kept their hopes of retaining their La Liga title alive against the Catalan club.

Kroos has now become just the sixth foreign player in the history of Real Madrid to make 400 appearances for the club.

Karim Benzema, Roberto Carlos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo, and Luka Modric were the previous foreign players who have in the past reached the landmark of appearances for Los Blancos.

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