Real Madrid fans in despair after Luka Modric and Gareth Bale go down injured
Real Madrid fans have had a nightmare after Luka Modric and Gareth Bale both got injured for their respective countries.
Wales and Croatia have been tussling in a feisty Euro qualifier, which has major repercussions for both teams.
There were eight yellow cards dished out while the likes of Daniel James, Ethan Ampadu and Harry Wilson all spent time on the deck.
And with time running out, Real Madrid will be fuming after seeing both Modric and Bale receive treatment.
For the Croatian midfielder, it was self-inflicted after a poorly-timed challenge on Wilson took both out.
A crunching knee collision saw the Ballon d’Or winner floored and he had to be hauled off by medical staff while also receiving a yellow card.
And while the 34-year-old was being treated, Bale departed the field while demanding some medical care.
The Welshman remained on the pitch, though in other circumstances Ryan Giggs would have surely taken him off as he gingerly walked around the pitch in the final minutes.
Bale had earlier scored the equaliser as Wales earned a draw against the World Cup finalists – and looked the better side for large swathes of the match.
For Real Madrid, it is another blow in a season that continues to look more and more miserable.
And the mood has only been decreased at the Bernabeu after two injuries to key players.
One sarcastically said: “Modric and Bale injured. Long live the international.”
While another said: “Gareth Bale finished the match I think with a problem and Modric could not finish the match. Get Well Soon Bale and Modric.”
“Modric AND Bale injured ? please say sike,” another tweeted.