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Luka Modric produces superb skill to beat Andre Gomes in El Clasico

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It’s very rare that Barcelona are made to look severely average but the current Real Madrid side is capable of just that.

Los Blancos secured the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Barça, last night’s 2-0 win at the Bernabeu following Sunday’s 3-1 win in Catalonia.

The alarms will be ringing at the Camp Nou. Barcelona have just two weeks to spend or else it’s hard to see them reclaiming the La Liga title, let alone challenging with Real and the rest of Europe’s biggest clubs in the Champions League.

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It was all Real in the opening 45 minutes. It took them just four minutes to effectively end the tie with the game’s first goal, and what a goal it was.

Marco Asensio, just 21-years-old, showed why there’s so much hype surrounding him with a stunning long-range effort that flew past a helpless Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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It was a beautiful strike. Barcelona will no doubt regret passing on the chance to sign Asensio for just €4.5 million years in 2014.

Real continued to dominate the match, Lucas Vazquez hitting the post, and they were rewarded for their efforts when Karim Benzema doubled the lead minutes before half-time.

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The Frenchman capitalised on some static defending from Samuel Umtiti to control Marcelo’s cross and thunder the ball home from close range.

It was all Zinedine Zidane’s side deserved from a first half performance in which they looked simply unstoppable.

Luka Modric's superb skill

The Frenchman’s players were having the time of their lives, with Luka Modric putting on a show.

The midfielder produced an amazing piece of skill to evade Andre Gomes’ challenge. It was the epitome of smooth.

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Twitter loved it, with one fan even calling for the Croatian’s move to become known as ‘the Modric turn’.

Real's incredible array of midfielders

More and more football fans are ready to call Modric the best midfielder in the world and it’s easy to see why.

Alongside Toni Kroos and any one of Mateo Kovacic, Casemiro or Dani Ceballos, Zidane has an extraordinary array of midfield options.

And the Real coach didn’t even have the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to call on.

It’s been some time before the gap between Spain’s two biggest clubs appeared so wide.

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Luka Modric
Gareth Bale
Tottenham Hotspur
Zinedine Zidane
Football
Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo
La Liga
Karim Benzema

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