Toni Kroos is back, Real Madrid wins: With his decisive goal in the Clasico, the recently demoted director proved his invaluable asset to the Royal Family.
The impressive resurrection of Toni Kroos only did not tear Cristiano Ronaldo from his seat. When Real Madrid’s German director filleted FC Barcelona’s defence with a deadly pass and virtually decided the clásico, the entire Estadio Santiago Bernabeu was standing.
Only CR7 remained in their VIP seat and clapped their hands briefly and cheerfully. Although Ral’s former superstar had returned for the first time since his departure in 2018, he left the limelight to the recently demoted Kroos.
After the Madrilenians’ 2-0 (0-0) win over their arch-rivals, whom Real toppled from the top of the table, the Spanish sports paper “Marca” urged emphatically: “This Kroos must not be missing a minute more. A clear message to Real coach Zinédine Zidane, who had left the national team player on the bench for another 90 minutes in a 2-1 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League last 16.