Manchester City whitewashed Real Madrid 4-0 to take the aggregate scoreline to 5-1, sending the Spanish giants crashing out of the UEFA Champions League.
The first leg was balanced but the second leg was all the Citizens, with Los Blancos almost having no sniff of bringing anything out of the game.
A Bernardo Silva double, Eder Militao’s own-goal, and a dying-minutes goal by World Cup winner, Julian Alvarez put the 14-time winner to the sword in England.
Veteran midfielder and five-time Champions League winner, Luka Modric was in tears as he granted an interview to Spanish outlet, El Chiringuito TV, as spotted by Madrid Universal.
The Croatian had a performance to forget and was hooked off in the second half, having completed only 76% of his 38 attempted passes.
He struggled for spaces to exploit in the midfield, as City’s positioning limited the Ballon d’Or winner and his partners, Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde.
Modric comments on Ancelotti’s future
Due to the team’s inconsistencies, Carlo Ancelotti has been under pressure and at risk of losing his job throughout this season.
However, Modric came to the defence of the Italian tactician amidst calls for his sacking.
According to AP News, despite the national team job links, the 63-year-old has expressed the desire to honour his Real Madrid contract, which expires in 2024.