Antonio Rudiger Pinches Luka Modric’s Chest a Few Days After Alvaro Morata Incident

Antonio Rudiger Pinches Luka Modric’s Chest a Few Days After Alvaro Morata Incident

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Antonio Rudiger was involved in another controversial moment in the Spanish Super Cup
  • The abrasive German defender was spotted pinching Luka Modric in the chest area
  • The ex-Chelsea player had a similar run-in with Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata

The weird and hilarious freak that is Antonio Rudiger struck again moments after Real Madrid had beaten Barcelona to the Spanish Super Cup on January 14.

The El Classico staged in Saudi Arabia was lopsided, with Vinicius Junior grabbing a first-half hat trick to put the game beyond Barcelona's reach.

Antonio Rudiger, Real Madrid, Luka Modric, Alvaro Morata
Antonio Rudiger lifts the Spanish Super Cup after Real Madrid beat Barcelona on January 14. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace.
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It was the second time this season that Carlo Ancelotti was getting the better of Xavi Hernandez after a league win last year.

After the game, Rudiger dug into his usual controversial self as he was spotted pinching Luka Modric in the chest amid the celebrations. Rudiger lasted the entire 90 minutes, while Modric was a late substitute for Toni Koos.

Rudiger's incident with Morata

The German defender was on the spot for similar antics in the semifinals against city rivals Atletico Madrid, as reported by Sports Brief. The evenly contested match, which went into extra time, saw Rudiger face his former Chelsea teammate Alvaro Morata on more than one occasion. At one point in the game, Rudiger was seen pinching the Spanish striker, who was far from pleased.

Extra time goals from Joselu and Brahim Diaz were enough to see Real Madrid to the final after a classic three-all draw in normal time.

However, unlike Morata, Modric didn't react badly to Rudiger's behaviour as they continued celebrating their latest victory.

Here is a video of the Rudiger and Modric incident

Bellingham slaps Rudiger

In the same game, Sports Brief reported that Jude Bellingham slapped Rudiger on the hip in the same game during the cup celebrations. The Real Madrid players have been involved in feisty but friendly celebrations in recent times.

After Rudiger scored against Mallorca on January 4, he was mobbed by his teammates, who slapped him several times.

The former Chelsea man had vowed to get revenge when they scored, but it was Bellingham who got him at the Al-Awwal Stadium.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)