Luka Modric again demonstrated against Celta his ability to pick out the final pass and open up the opposition defence. Against the Galician team, the midfielder set up Bale to score the opener at the Santiago Bernabéu. He has now recorded seven assists this season, his best since he arrived at the club in the summer of 2012.
Modric’s assists have been distributed amongst LaLiga (five), Champions League (one) and Club World Cup (one). Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two players in the squad he has linked up with the most. Four of his assists have been finished by the Portuguese forward, while the Welshman has scored on three occasions after being played in by the Croatian.
In his six seasons at Real Madrid, Modric has given 27 assist, as well as scoring 13 goals. Broken down over the seasons, he’s got the following number of assists: five (2012/13), six (2013/14), three (2014/15), three (2015/16), three (2016/17) and seven (2017/18).