Italy Icon Praises ‘Extraordinary Footballer’ Modric After Chelsea Heroics

Juventus and Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero was in the Sky Sport Italia press box for Real Madrid’s 2 coveragesecond abbreviation The first leg against Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu. although Los Blancos They lost 3-2 after extra time to take out the Blues, which was enough to beat them 5-4 on aggregate after hat-trick champion Karim Benzema sealed a 3-1 lead before this match.

Del Piero took his time after the match to meet Real Madrid’s hero of the night, Luka Modric, who scored the first goal for the hosts in a crucial pass to Rodrygo.

Speaking of their meeting, Penturichio said, “We didn’t talk long. He sighed. He knew they were in trouble. I just said to him, ‘Look, you did it all on your own, my friend, just enjoy it!”

He then passed his judgment on Modric’s performance, which earned the Croatian man of the match award, with an interesting commentary.

“We didn’t miss anything tonight, it was an exceptional match. He is the player that changed the game. Modric did everything. The night was unique and strange. Chelsea seemed to be in control, but then it changed again and we felt the match could go to penalties. It was a great match. We have known each other for a long time. I was happy to meet him, he is an exceptional football player.”

Del Piero himself has fond memories at the Santiago Bernabeu, having scored two unstoppable goals against Real Madrid in 2008 during the Champions League group stage stages. It was a performance that gave the stadium a standing ovation.