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Kroos shines, as Madrid players continue to steal show in Russia 2018
- Updated: June 24, 2018
Real Madrid players continue to shine at the Russia 2018 world cup after nearly two rounds of matches in the group stages of the competition thus far. If Madridistas thought they had seen the best of their players for their national sides after the performances by Modric, Ronaldo, and co who have scored, Toni Kroos’ rescue of Germany from elimination from the group stages despite being defending champions surely quashed the belief.
It can be said to have been a Real Madrid world cup thus far as players of the Los Blancos have scored the most goals for their sides in the competition after the second round of games. Madrid players have scored a combined 8 goals so far for their national teams. Cristiano Ronaldo has 4 of the 8 for Portugal with a hat-trick inclusive, Luka Modric has 2 for Croatia, Nacho Fernandez has 1 for Spain while Toni Kross has 1 for Germany, and a special 1 it was.
Ronaldo was the star of the first round of games as his hat-trick ensured that Portugal stole a point against Spain, he also provided the winner against Morocco in their second game. The Madrid star man is the only goalscorer for Portugal so far in the competition. What an impact! Luka Modric has scored 2 of Croatia’s 5 goals, Nacho Fernandez lashed in a beauty against Portugal, while Toni Kroos was arguably the man of the second round of matches after scoring a last-minute winner to give 10-man Germany the eventual three points against Sweden, thereby preventing a repeat of a defending champion crashing out in the group stages.
Real Madrid players appear to have carried their UCL form to the World Cup with their national teams and the majority of them have been very impressive thus far. The third round beckons, as the qualification for some of the sides into the round of 16 is yet to be sealed, hopefully, Madridistas will still see their players continue to make significant and notable impacts for their national teams in Russia 2018.