Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is being tested after a muscle strain. He was substituted off for James Rodriguez at half-time in the first leg of the Super Copa on Monday night. Upd. at 19:34 CEST The club wrote: “Real Madrid CF announces the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons.” The 28-year-old midfielder has enjoyed great success at the club after a shaky start, culminating in last season’s Champions League triumph. Luka Modric has signed a new four year deal with Real Madrid. 20/08/2014 Sport EN He is doubtful for the second clash with Atletico, on Friday.
“His progress will be monitored.” CEST Upd. at 21:01 Gareth Bale will almost certainly miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash at Anfield on Wednesday night and is a major doubt for Barcelona’s visit to the Bernabeu on Saturday. It seems almost impossible that the Welsh international will be involved in England, although he could still have a chance of being fit for the Barça match. Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Bale was injured after Madrid’s win over Levante on Saturday. 20/10/2014 However, Madrid didn’t confirm how long he would be absent for in the statement they published on their website on Monday. “Ater tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical services,” they wrote, “he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right pyramidalis muscle. Sam Marsden The former Tottenham man didn’t play in the game, although he did travel with the team to Valencia and was named as a substitute.
Gabi 6: The Madrid tide continued and the captain couldn’t do much to stop it. 22/04/2015 Jesus Gamez 6: Found things harder against Ronaldo than Juanfran and Miranda 7: Did a decent job repelling Real Madrid’s attacks, although was all at sea, like his colleagues, for the eventual winner. Rik Sharma Saul 5: The youngster couldn’t add to the game much, with Atletico under the Madrid cosh before he was taken off at half-time. SUBS Jan Oblak 9: Was their hero in the first leg and made a brilliant save from Cristiano Ronaldo as Atletico lived dangerously. Another sublime stop from Javier Hernandez followed, before he was finally beaten by the Mexican. Raul Garcia 6: Booked for running his studs down Varane’s leg with a bit of a needless challenge. Offered more presence than any of the other Atletico forwards though. Diego Godin 7: Lucky not to concede a penalty for dragging down Javier Hernandez in the box. Upd. at 23:06 Mario Mandzukic 5: In the first leg he was able to hold the ball up and trouble Madrid’s defence, but rarely accomplished the same here. Jose Gimenez N/A Antoine Griezmann 5: Has been fantastic this season but sadly couldn’t show it here. Taken off midway through the second half. CEST Arda Turan 6: Booked for a cynical trip on Toni Kroos. Worked hard and should have set up the opening goal, but for a poor header from Koke. Sent off, somewhat harshly, for a high tackle which clipped Ramos. Juanfran 7: The full-back did a decent job against Cristiano Ronaldo, so much so that the Real Madrid man switched flanks and tried to attack from the right. Tiago 6: Worked extremely hard and Simeone appreciated the veteran midfielder’s efforts to keep his side afloat. Koke 5: A great chance in the second half, but couldn’t get any power in his header and it was an easy catch for Casillas.