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Luka Modric Passed To Rodrygo Goes When He Was About To Come On As A Substitute

Luka Modric Passed To Rodrygo Goes When He Was About To Come On As A Substitute

Luka Modric is one of the most gifted midfielders of this generation but even he is prone to an absolute brain fart.

In Saturday's El Clasico win, the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner mistakenly passed to teammate Rodrygo Goes when the young Brazilian was about to enter the fray.

In the 80th minute of the 3-1 victory, Modric had the ball and after turning, kicked the ball straight out of play despite having plenty of other options.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Clearly, he'd seeing Rodrygo on the touchline ready to come on at the Nou Camp and thought he was on the pitch.

You see the frustration on his face as his gestures in disbelief over what he's just done. Rodrygo has taken to Twitter to poke fun at Modric, the scorer of Real's third goal in the fixture - and they've had a funny exchange on social media.

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Modric can feel a bit better about himself knowing that he's the only one to have been involved in such a gaffe.

Thiago Alcantara, now at Liverpool, momentarily mistook Santa Claus for a Bayern Munich player - while Renato Sanches infamously passed to a Carabao advertising board during his dreadful loan with Swansea City.

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The best one, however, came back in November 2016 when Peterborough United sported a bright fluorescent green away kit in their win over Northampton Town and that brought about a bit of difficulty for midfielder Michael Bostwick.

The strip had the identical colours to the typical attire a pitchside steward wears and so when a figure wearing bright Hi-Vis colours was moving near the pitch, Bostwick mistakenly thought one of the stewards was a teammate and passed the ball to him.

The ball rolled out of play as Bostwick conceded a throw-in.

Topics: Football News, Football, Real Madrid, Luka Modric

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