Real Madrid creative midfielder Luka Modric has been ruled out of action until the new year, after he picked up a serious thigh muscle injury during the international break with Croatia, in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy. Read on, for more.
Due to the tiki-taka tactical revolution in Spain that preceeded Real Madrid's recent success, the idea of counterattacking has been branded with an undertone of disgust. Though effective, are Los Blancos' lightning advances a sin against the style of Spanish football? Bobby Mohr investigates.