June 15, 2021

International Competitions Recap: A Closer look at Madridistas

Several of our Madridistas are also on international duty serving their nations for both the Euro 2020 and Copa America (which commenced this week).

The much-awaited Euros commenced last week and several nations made a flying start to their campaign while some are still waiting to prove a point.

Let’s take a look at the performances and stats of Real Madrid’s stars who were called up for their national teams in the opening weekend of the Euros and the Copa America.

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Luka Modric

Croatian Midfielder Luka Modric captained his side against England, however they fell to defeat before the three lions. Modric managed win 71% of the duels and participated in 7 of them, completed 1 dribble and finished the match with 93% of pass accuracy.

Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard

Both of them were called up for the Belgium National Team and they saw their team off to a flying start disposing of Russia.

Courtois played 90 minutes of the match and had a quiet day making only 1 save and provided 1 accurate long ball.

He kept a Clean Sheet

Eden Hazard, the player who will be closely watched by Madridistas for over the Euros as he still has to prove a point in the Spanish Capital. He played only 18 minutes of the match, made 8 accurate passes and made 3 successful Dribbles.

Eder Militao, Casemiro & Vinicius Jr.

The Real Madrid trio featured for Brazil in their Copa America opener against Venezuela and they went off to a flying start.

Eder Militao was rock solid at the back and made sure Alisson wasn’t tested, however he missed a big chance during the early hours of the game. He completed 6 accurate long balls, won 2 duels(out of 5), and completed the game with 5 recoveries.

Casemiro was his usual ever-present self in the Brazil midfield. He played a key role in ensuring the hosts did not relinquish control of the game. He won 9 duels, made 15 recoveries and completed by making 2 interceptions.

Both Casemiro and Militao played full 90 minutes of the match

Vinicius Jr. got only 5 minutes on the pitch and didn’t make much of an impact.

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