LUKA MODRIC left jaws on the ground around the world with one of the greatest assists in Champions League history.
The Blues offered a European masterclass and stormed through Mason Mount, Antonio Rüdiger and Timo Werner to a 3-0 lead.
In fact, Chelsea were unlucky not to take a 4-0 lead after Marcos Alonso cruelly – and controversially – saw his Strike ruled out by VAR.
Carlo Ancelotti, trailing 3-4 on aggregate, made a series of bold substitutions to keep his side’s Champions League campaign alive – including introducing Rodrygo for Casemiro.
And it paid off immediately.
picking up the ball near the left touchline, Modric36, showed the world why he has a Ballon d’Or in his trophy cabinet.
The Croatian midfield maestro floated in a spot-on cross with the outside of his boot.
The ball drifted over all the Blues defenders and landed perfectly on Rodrygo’s right shoe.
The Brazilian scored with his first touch of the ball and suddenly it was 4:4 and the game went into overtime.
Fans and pundits alike were blown away by Modric’s amazing skills.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano gushed: “Luka Modric’s assistant should be on display in a museum.
“This is not football – this is art.”
Fans were piling up quickly, with one adding: “One of the best assists you’ll ever see in the Champions League. Stunning by Luka Modric.”
Another said: “That pass from Modric is amazing.”
A third wrote: “Luka Modric is a magician.”
Modric’s magic moment to force extra time also proved to be a turning point.
Just six minutes into the extra half-hour, Karim Benzema continued his blistering form as he nodded home after a costly Rudiger slip.
The goal gave Real 5-4 on aggregate and sent Los Blancos on course to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18248237/watch-luka-modric-assist-chelsea-real-madrid/ Watch Luka Modric’s outrageous assist for Rodrygo to force extra time in the thrilling Real Madrid-Chelsea clash