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Bundesliga star names Real Madrid veteran as his hardest opponent ever: “He was everywhere”

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RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has named Real Madrid veteran Luka Modric as the hardest opponent he has ever come up against on the pitch.

Real Madrid faced RB Leipzig during the group stages of the UEFA Champions League this season, with Los Blancos winning the home game 2-0 in September, before falling to a 3-2 loss away in Germany in November.

Modric only played the home against the Saxony-based outfit and was on the pitch for 81 minutes. And during that time, it seems like the Croatian midfielder managed to make a huge impression on Szoboszlai.

Answering a question from a fan about the hardest opponent he has faced, the RB Leipzig and Hungary midfielder, who has previously admitted to being a childhood Real Madrid supporter, said:

“Modric. He was – when we played against Real Madrid – simply everywhere on the pitch. If I turned to the left, he was there. If I went to the right, he was there. If I tried to go forward, he was one step ahead of me. When I turned around, he was already behind me. So yeah, that’s why I’d say him.”

Despite his advancing years, Modric has continued to be one of the topmost midfielders in the game and remains a pivotal part of Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid setup at 37 years of age.

So, naturally, his recent injury blow came as a major blow to the Merengues ahead of important matches against the likes of CA Osasuna and Manchester City.

But, earlier today, Ancelotti offered some hope that the former Tottenham man could recover in time for the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna later this weekend when he said: “We’ll see Modric, he can make it on Saturday.”

Source: RB Leipzig YouTube

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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