In the 33rd minute of this evening’s Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Atalanta, Marten de Roon knocked the ball back to the Serie A side’s goalkeeper before a calamity followed.
Marco Sportiello cleared the ball away first time, but this rushed action unsurprisingly ended up doomed as the low-flight clearance was intercepted by Luka Modric.
Modric showed amazing quality to block the ball and control it before driving forward, the 35-year-old showed he’s still as fierce as ever with a lovely pass cut across to Karim Benzema.
Benzema slotted the ball into the back of the gaping net, with the Frenchman coming up with a key goal just days after rescuing Los Blancos late on in their La Liga tie against Elche on the weekend.
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Zinedine Zidane’s side will be expected to see out the tie after this gifted goal, a 2-0 aggregate deficit will be incredibly hard for Atalanta to recover from.