We’re not sure what’s more impressive about this clip: Modric’s pass or Benzema’s cool finish?Long-ball football has rarely been toasted as anything other than ugly and boring.
But when you can pass the ball as well as ex-Tottenham star Luka Modric, there is something quite exquisite about some good old-fashioned route-one stuff.
Here, the scheming Croatian plays a lovely ball over the Atletic Bilbao’s defence to Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, who controls with one touch and dinks it over the advancing ‘keeper with another.
Magic. Clint Dempsey would never have scored that!
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