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Luka Modric talks following game-winner in Real Madrid 1-0 Sevilla: “Ramos is my brother”



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Real Madrid faced an uphill task tonight as they took on Sevilla for gameweek 26 of La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu. The visitors were coming off a 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid, and were very motivated for this fixture.

Sergio Ramos, more than anyone, was looking for a win today, captaining his boyhood club against the side he spent his most notable years.

And if not for a wonder goal from Luka Modric in the 81st minute, the Spaniard would have probably come back with a clean sheet and a man-of-the-match performance tonight.

Ramos tried his best to get the referee to disallow Modric’s goal, too, claiming that Antonio Rudiger was interfering with play from an offside position. Eventually, though, the goal stood, and Madrid took all three points.

Modric did not let that moment get in between his camaraderie with Ramos, though, as the two exchanged shirts at full-time.

“Ramos? Yes, this is his shirt. He’s my brother. People always judge us by our age but his level is simply outstanding. I loved to see him today, and also talked with him yesterday. He was very emotional. He’s a legend,” Modric said speaking after the game (h/t MadridXtra).

The Croatian did not start the game today, though. He was brought on for Nacho with the game still at 0-0 after 75 minutes. This has been the case for most of the season, though, as he is the midfielder with the second-fewest minutes in the team.

Despite that, Modric kept a positive outlook on the game today, at least, saying, “I’m so happy that I helped the team. It’s beautiful.”

Madrid are now eight points clear at the top of the table, and will have an entire week off before taking on Valencia at the Mestalla on 2nd of March.

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Bayern Munich wonderkid praises Real Madrid rising star ahead of UCL showdown



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Real Madrid will lock horns with Bayern Munich next week in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals at the Allianz Arena.

It will be a battle of two heavyweight clubs in Europe, which will also pit two of the most exciting young midfielders against each other in the form of Jude Bellingham and Jamal Musiala.

Bellingham and Musiala know each other well, having spent time together with the England youth national teams before facing one another in the Bundesliga when the former was at Borussia Dortmund.

With the two players now set to come face-to-face next week, Musiala had word of praise for Bellingham, stressing how the Real Madrid star never shies away from a challenge.

“Jude and I were teammates for many years with the Young Lions (England youth team), played a few games together and we have been good friends ever since,” Musiala told SportBILD (h/t AS).

“I’m happy that things are going so well for him. He’s very confident about himself and does not shy away from big challenges,” the German international added.

Bellingham has had an exceptional start at Real Madrid. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images for Laureus)

Further heaping praise for the explosive start Bellingham made at Real Madrid this season, Musiala remarked:

“Of course, Bellingham’s start with Real Madrid is not normal. Usually a new player in the team in another country has to adapt, but it did not surprise me much, because I know Jude’s mentality perfectly.”

Interestingly, Musiala has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for 2025, with his contract at Bayern Munich expiring in 2026.

While the rumours persist, the young German attacking midfielder shared his excitement about facing Los Blancos in the Champions League as well as the prospect of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“I’m really looking forward to the game against Real Madrid and the legendary Santiago Bernabeu. Two of the best teams in Europe will face each other. These are big games,” Musiala said.

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