Casemiro, Luka Modric shine as Real Madrid register 2-0 win over SevillaCasemiro and Luka Modric struck late to earn a 2-0 home win over Sevilla as Santiago Solari’s stuttering side leapfrogged the Andalusians into third spot in La Liga.advertisement Reuters MadridJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 23:40 IST Luka Modric celebrates with Real Madrid teammates (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Madrid registered their second straight win after their poor start to 2019Madrid climbed to third on 36 points, three ahead of Sevilla who have failed to win in their last four league outingsBarcelona are on top of the La Liga points table with 43 pointsReal Madrid midfielders Casemiro and Luka Modric struck late to earn a 2-0 home win over Sevilla as Santiago Solari’s stuttering side leapfrogged the Andalusians into third spot in La Liga on Saturday.Brazilian Casemiro unleashed a stinging shot from outside the area which was too powerful for outstretched goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, giving the European champions a deserved lead in the 78th minute after they dominated the second half.Teenage forward Vinicius Jr was again Madrid’s most dangerous outlet and had come close to breaking the deadlock with a scooping shot that just crept wide of the post before Casemiro finally broke the deadlock.Luuuuka, Luuuuka, [email protected] pic.twitter.com/s8ZPN4xnve Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 19, 2019Dani Ceballos, the match-winner in last week’s scrappy 2-1 victory at Real Betis, had also earlier hammered the bar as Madrid took the game by the scruff of the neck at a rainy and cold Santiago Bernabeu after a drab first half of few chances.YOU BEAUTY! An absolute ROCKET from @Casemiro this afternoon. Take a bow! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/1dHbE6IYFI Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 19, 2019Modric finally sealed the victory in stoppage time with a cool finish, giving Solari’s team a second straight win after their poor start to 2019.Madrid climbed to third on 36 points, three ahead of Sevilla who have failed to win in their last four league outings, while Barca, who host Leganes on Sunday, are top with 43.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Real Madrid
Rabat – Hachim Mastour is taking a step backwards in his career. Free since the end of his contract with AC Milan in July, Moroccan international football player Hachim Mastour struggled to find a club that would take him after a disastrous season. According to Greek outlet SDNA, the Atlas Lion will try to bounce back in the Greek championship with the PAS Lamia club with whom he passed his medical visit Tuesday, September 4. Having spent the last season with AC Milan, Hachim Mastour did not manage to impress. This season, the 20-year-old played just one game with the Milan reserve team. Otherwise he has spent time in training, sometimes even with the pro group.Too much social media?“Mastour is more famous for making videos on social media than playing on the field,” said AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso in April. Mastour has been in the spotlight from a young age but has had a hard time managing his “celebrity” status. Hachim was born in Reggio Emilia, northern Italy, to Moroccan parents. Since he was a child, he dreamed of becoming the greatest football player in the world. He started his career in US Reggio Calcio, a football school based in Reggio Emilia linked with FC Internazionale Milano.From the beginning of his football career, Mastour was seen as a prodigy. Nicknamed “the young Cristiano Ronaldo,” because of his speed, ability to change pace, superior dribbling skills, and ability to shoot well with both feet, Mastour did not live up to his fans’ expectations.After being courted by prestigious clubs like Juventus, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, he ultimately accepted an offer from AC Milan in 2012. Milan loaned out Mastour for two years with no option to buy at Malaga CF on the last day of the summer transfer window 2015. On July 8, 2016, Malaga broke the loan, and Mastour returned to Milan.Since then Mastour has failed to impress, whether in Malaga or FC Zwolle where he was loaned last year. The Moroccan “prodigy” never managed to win or reveal all the technical potential he supposedly had. Hachim Mastour is only 20 years old, but he seems to have already been forgotten by the world of football. Announced three years ago as a future great talent of the Milanese formation, he has lost his way.Not better in MoroccoMastour joined the Moroccan squad in 2015. The Moroccan international stated that he followed his heart and family in deciding to play for Morocco’s national team, although he was eligible to play for Italy as well. “I chose to play for Morocco at the age of 16, and it was a great honor for me,” Mastour said.However, the footballer has only played two minutes with the national team of Morocco during a game against Libya on June 12, 2015. He has not been called back since.But the 20-year-old still hoped to be selected for coach Herve Renard’s squad during the 2018 World Cup as he expressed it earlier this year to beIN Sport. Unfortunately for him, he did not make the cut for any game.