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Real Madrid midfielder breaks historic record during 3-0 win over Cadiz

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Real Madrid are now on the cusp of being confirmed as the champions of La Liga, following their 2-0 win over Cadiz at the Santiago Bernabeu today.

Second-half strikes from Brahim Diaz, Jude Bellingham, and Joselu sealed the deal for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, who will now have their eyes on the game between Barcelona and Girona as the result of that game could confirm the Merengues’ coronation today itself.

The win also serves as good preparation for Real Madrid for their upcoming UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

Modric makes history

On an afternoon when Real Madrid bagged home a victory with relative ease, Luka Modric made history.

The Croatian international has seen his game-time increase in recent weeks after having been reduced to a marginal role in the first half of the campaign.

Once again in the starting XI today against Cadiz, the veteran midfield icon broke a special record at the Bernabeu.

Record breaker. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Indeed, by featuring for Real Madrid against Cadiz today, Modric became the oldest player ever to represent Los Blancos in La Liga, surpassing Ferenc Puskas.

Only earlier this week, Modric had gone past the legendary Puskas to become the oldest footballer for the Merengues in the European Cup/Champions League.

Now, he has added the record for La Liga as well, by featuring against Cadiz at the age of 38 years and 238 days, going past Puskas’ previous record of 38 years and 233 days.

Puskas’ record was intact for almost 60 years, with him setting it in a league game against Sevilla back on November 21, 1965.

Now, Modric has made it his own, going past the legend and adding more and more accolades to his legacy at Real Madrid.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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