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Luka Modric receives first red of La Liga season due to new rules

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Luka Modric receives first red of La Liga season due to new rules

Luka Modric receives first red of La Liga season due to new rules

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 9,942

The Croatian stepped on Denis Suarez's and although it had to be checked with VAR, it turned out to be a red card! Why? A stomp on the Achilles tendon

It could have passed for a normal foul, but the referee relied on VAR and help out Fernandez. The referee checked Luka Modric's stomp on Suarez and he did not hesitate - a straight red card!

And the Croatian also received the first red card of the La Liga season, it was also the first red card with the new rules in place.

These clearly specified that the Achilles tendon was to be protected from stomps and Modric paid for this, despite not having done it on purpose.

This is Modric's second expulsion for Real Madrid - the first was in the UEFA Super Cup against Atletico Madrid in 2014 - he left the pitch without really explaining what had happened.

In any case, going 1 man down did not affect the team much at all, as they scored two more goals after, including an outstanding strike from Kroos.


 

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