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Real Madrid veteran was fuming at referee during Cadiz clash: “How can you treat me like that?”



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Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Cadiz last night was as straightforward as the scoreline suggests. Los Blancos did indeed face pressure on occasion but were the better team by far at Nuevo Mirandilla.

The star of the night was Rodrygo Goes who recorded two goals and a stunning assist enroute Real Madrid’s special win. Yet, Luka Modric’s performance in the middle of the park was no less of a masterclass.

The veteran midfielder played 70 minutes on the night, completing three key passes and two successful dribbles in addition to the assist he recorded. He eventually went off injured, but it appears that he only suffered an overload and nothing serious.

The black spot

The ball glided through the park when under Modric’s control last night, for he single-handedly opened up Cadiz’s defence time and time again.

If one had to pick one black spot from Modric’s night, thus, it would have to be his heated argument with the referee at half-time.

The Croatian star was visibly unhappy with how Guillermo Cuadra Fernández was not paying heed to some of the harsh treatment he was receiving from opponents on the field.

As captured by Movistar, he did not hold back in expressing his feelings to the official.

“I haven’t protested anything. How can you treat me like that?” he was heard saying in his conversation with the referee.

“I have protested to you thrice but I never disrespect you and I can’t talk?” he added.

Position of importance

Luka Modric has not had much to contribute to Real Madrid’s season so far in terms of minutes, especially considering the innumerable young resources at Ancelotti’s disposal.

He has started only five of Los Blancos’ 12 La Liga games this season in what is a visible decline in participation.

Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni’s injuries, however, turn the tables around. With two regulars out for the foreseeable future, Modric is expected to have a larger role to play in the coming weeks.

After all, he has shown to have quality in abundance despite his age.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad



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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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