Modric Scores 'Golazo' as Real Madrid Break Sevilla Hearts

Modric Scores 'Golazo' as Real Madrid Break Sevilla Hearts

Isaac Darko
updated at February 25, 2024 at 11:08 PM
  • Real Madrid pipped Sevilla 1-0 on Sunday night
  • Luka Modric was the goalscorer for Los Blancos
  • Madrid are now eight points clear of Barcelona

Veteran midfielder Luka Modric's curling strike gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday, lifting them eight points clear of Barcelona atop La Liga where they are unbeaten in 20 games.

Los Blancos' last league loss came in September against city rivals Atletico Madrid.

Third-placed Girona are a further point adrift. They are not in action until Monday when they take on Rayo Vallecano.

Luka Modric, Sevilla, Real Madrid
Luka Modric scored a sensational winner for Madrid. Photo: Javier Soriano
Source: AFP

Sunday's game appeared headed for a stalemate until 38-year-old Modric produced a blistering strike from outside the box after 81 minutes as the referee waved away angry Sevilla claims for off-side.

An equally impressive Lucas Vazquez strike had been wiped off by VAR after 10 minutes, a decision which prompted jeers and brought a yellow card for Real coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The match saw 37-year-old Sergio Ramos' return to the Santiago Bernabeu where he spent 16 seasons, but it was Modric who stole the headlines.

Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde had a lively game, hitting a post and scraping the crossbar in the first half as Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo also went close.

Vinicius was the man behind Lucas Vazquez's goal which was ruled out when Nacho had clearly fouled Youssef En-Nesyri in the run-up.

A minute's silence was observed before the game in memory of victims of the apartment block fire in the Spanish city of Valencia.

Modric unhappy with reduced role

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Modric is not happy with his current role at the club. The Ballon d'Or winner signed a new deal this summer but has been pushed to the bench so far this season.

The Croatia international joined Madrid in 2012 and has won 23 trophies in 11 years at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, cementing his status as one of the best players in Madrid history.

Modric has started just eight of the 17 games he's played for Real MKadrid this season.

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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)