Luka Modric and De Bruyne Share Heartfelt Moment After Real Madrid vs Man City

Luka Modric and De Bruyne Share Heartfelt Moment After Real Madrid vs Man City

Isaac Darko
updated at April 10, 2024 at 2:06 AM
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  • Kevin De Bruyne and Luka Modric shared a heartwarming moment after the Real Madrid vs Man City game
  • The Belgium international was missing in action after he was reported to be suffering from stomach ailment
  • Modric started the game from the bench after he replaced fellow veteran Toni Kroos in the second half

Kevin De Bruyne was overheard requesting Luka Modric's jersey following the exhilarating Champions League quarter-final match between Real Madrid and Manchester City.

The anticipated entertaining match surpassed expectations with unexpected drama at the revamped Bernabeu.

Bernardo Silva swiftly put the visitors ahead in just two minutes from a freekick, capitalising on a mistake by goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

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Kevin De Bruyne asked Luka Modric to give him his shirt after the Real Madrid and Man City game ended in a draw. Photos by Burak Akbulut.
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Los Blancos responded quickly with an own goal from Dias, swiftly followed by a strike from Brazilian forward Rodrygo, putting them ahead 2-1 with 14 minutes left on the clock

The intensity heightened at the Santiago Bernabeu as Phil Foden and Josko Gvardiol reclaimed City's lead with two stunning long-range goals in the second half.

With ten minutes left in normal time, Federico Valverde scored a potential Champions League goal of the season, giving the hosts hope for the second leg.

Following the final whistle, De Bruyne approached Real Madrid's departing midfielder Modric.

During their friendly exchange, the Belgian star was overheard requesting Modric's shirt, per Sportbible.

Why De Bruyne missed Madrid's game

Meanwhile, De Bruyne's absence from the Manchester City line-up during the quarter-final first leg was unexpected.

He was missing from the pre-match warm-up and didn't make an appearance throughout the game.

Pep Guardiola explained why he dropped the in-form midfielder ahead of kick-off.

Speaking to TNT Sports via Talksport, he said: "Vomit. He feels unwell."

Rodrygo hits CR7's 'Siuu'

Sports Brief also reported that in the same game, Rodrygo Goes honoured Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday evening during Real Madrid's eagerly awaited UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City.

His goal sent the Bernabeu faithful into bliss, but it was his choice of celebration that soon captured the attention of many.

The Sao Paulo-born winger opted to pay homage to Ronaldo, whom he greatly admires. To commemorate his goal, he performed CR7's iconic 'Siuu' celebration.

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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)