Incredible footage of Luka Modric celebrating with teammates and staff following Real Madrid’s dramatic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League has gone viral on social media.
While Karim Benzema was deservedly named Man of the Match thanks to his remarkable hat-trick, veteran midfielder Modric was also in sparkling form at the Bernabeu.
The 36-year-old provided a beautiful assist for Benzema’s second goal of the night – the goal that made it 2-2 on aggregate.
Aside from the assist, Modric displayed his quality throughout the 90 minutes and, ultimately, his winning mentality helped Madrid to prevail.
Video: Luka Modric in dressing room after Real Madrid 3-1 PSG
As Madrid’s euphoric players made their way back to the home dressing room, footage from El Chiringuito showed Modric celebrating the victory with each member of the squad and every member of staff, too.
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You can clearly see what a popular and influential member of the dressing room the Croatian is.
Modric has won the Champions League four times with Real Madrid but his hunger to win it once again this season is evident.
The man who lifted the 2018 Ballon d’Or is a born winner.
“Modric and Benzema are getting better and better every day,” Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti told reporters, per Madrid Xtra, in his post-match press conference. “Luka is always a top player, wherever he plays, left or right. He’s so important.”
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PSG, though, will wonder how they managed to capitulate against Modric and co. at the Bernabeu.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side took a 2-0 lead on aggregate when the impressive Kylian Mbappe scored shortly before half-time.
But an extraordinary 17-minute hat-trick from Benzema in the second half left their opponents shell-shocked and sent Los Blancos through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
With Modric and Benzema in their ranks, you wouldn’t bet against Real Madrid adding a record-breaking 14th European Cup to their collection at the end of the campaign.