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Luka Modric received a standing ovation from Celtic fans, his sublime highlights show why

Josh Lawless

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Luka Modric received a standing ovation from Celtic fans, his sublime highlights show why

Luka Modric received yet another standing ovation after dropping his latest masterclass for Real Madrid.

The reigning European champions started off the new Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Celtic at Parkhead, with Vinicius Jr, Modric and Eden Hazard all on target.

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In the first half Celtic competed well with Carlo Ancelotti's side, who had captain and talisman go off with an injury in the first half.

But Los Blancos turned it on in the second half, where they scored all three of their goals to get off to a perfect start in Group F.

And as per usual, it was Modric who got Real ticking over. The Croatian assumed the captain's armband after Benzema was substituted and completely ran the show in Glasgow.

Effortlessly pinging the ball about, it's hard to believe that the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner will turn 37 in just two days time.

The former Spurs man was replaced by Marco Asensio in the 80th minute and was applauded off by all corners of the ground, as fan footage showed.

It's the fourth standing ovation Modric has been given this season, with three coming away from home from opposition supporters who couldn't help but show their appreciation to one of the greats.

After the game, Modric hailed the atmosphere created by the passionate Celtic supporters and thanked them for the noise they made.

Taking to Twitter to post a picture of him celebrating his goal, Modric wrote: "Special atmosphere. Thank you Celtic Park."

It was Modric's 100th Champions League appearance and he continues to perform an exceptionally high level.

The oldest player to score for Real in the European Cup since Ferenc Puskas in 1965, Modric penned a one-year contract extension with Real in the summer.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Alamy & Twitter

Topics: Champions League, La Liga, Luka Modric, Real Madrid, Celtic

Josh Lawless
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