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Luka Modrić's Not Going Anywhere: 36-Year-Old Signs Real Madrid Extension

MADRID - Croatia midfielder Luka Modrić has signed a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid and will stay at the European champions at least until June 2023, the club announced on Wednesday.

The announcement was made not long after the 36-year-old won his fifth Champions League title in a decade with the LaLiga champions. He also won the Ballon d'Or in 2018.

It is the second year in a row that Modrić has signed a one-year extension with Real as his current contract was set to expire at the end of June.

Gareth Bale Confirms Real Madrid Exit; Never Forget His 5 Best Goals

After an eight-year career with Real Madrid that included over 250 appearances, 100 goals and a preposterous haul of 16 trophies (including five Champions League crowns and three LaLiga titles), Gareth Bale has confirmed his departure from the Spanish capital following the expiration of his contract.

Marcelo Confirms Real Madrid Exit And Signs Off In Style

After announcing that Real Madrid's 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final was his last match for the club, Marcelo was fittingly the star of the show during Sunday's trophy parade.

Marcelo joined from boyhood club Fluminense in 2007 and spent 16 seasons at the Santiago Bernabéu. He finishes his Real Madrid career as the most decorated player in the club's illustrious history with 25 trophies, including five Champions League triumphs, six LaLiga titles and two Copa del Rey crowns. 

Fingers Pointed Every Direction In France After ‘Chaotic’ Champions League Final

PARIS - Chaotic scenes at the French national stadium before and during Saturday night's Champions League final were branded a national embarrassment, while French ministers blamed Liverpool fans for the trouble.

The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid kicked off with a 35-minute delay after police tried to hold back people attempting to force their way into the Stade de France without tickets, while some ticket holders complained they were not let in.

Courtois And His Magical Spaghetti Limbs Single-Handedly Win Real Madrid UCL Title With Unreal Saves

Thibaut Courtois immortalized himself into the goalkeeper hall of fame with one of the greatest ever performances during Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory against Liverpool in the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.

Courtois was a one-man wall who wouldn’t have been scored on if the game lasted another 90 minutes. Liverpool in all its attacking glory was snuffed out by a 6 feet 7 inches tall Belgian with spaghetti for arms and legs.

Benzema’s Disallowed Goal Before Halftime Shockingly Overturned — It Should Have Counted

Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema thought he had scored the opening goal of the 2022 UEFA Champions League final when a mad scramble in Liverpool’s box ended up with the Frenchman slotting the ball into the net. A lengthy VAR ultimately decided that Benzema was offside.

This call was controversial to say the least.

Benzema Offside Call vs. Liverpool

Real Madrid And Liverpool Meet Again After Four Years — Where Are Those 2018 Players Now?

Four years ago, Gareth Bale scored a sensational bicycle kick to win his team a Champions League title under the lights of the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine. That sentence is as impossible as ever in 2022. Perhaps it’s worth looking back at the players who took part in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final and see where they are now.

2018 Champions League Final Players — Where Are They Now?

Liverpool 2018 Champions League Players

GK — Loris Karius

Real Madrid’s Valverde Lands Himself In Doghouse With All-Time Wild Quote About His Wife

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde might have had one of the wildest quotes from an athlete when he was asked about what winning the Champions League against Liverpool on Saturday would mean to him. This Valverde wife quote is an all-timer.

“It’s a unique trophy for any player in the world. I’m willing to sacrifice many things,” Valverde said to Spanish news outlet AS. “Except my son… but maybe even my wife.”

The18’s Champions League Final Predictions 2022

Liverpool vs. Real Madrid is a rematch four years in the making. Though the teams have changed, the history remains. Two of Europe’s footballing giants will meet at the Stade de France on Saturday, May 28, to be crowned champion of Europe. You know what that means: It’s time for our Champions League predictions for the 2022 Champions League final. 

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