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Modric: Real Madrid are Champions League favourites

5 December 2012 14:05

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric believes his team are favourites to win this season's edition of the Champions League.

The Spanish champions had to settle for second spot in Group D to Borussia Dortmund, but the Croatia international nonetheless feels Real are the team to beat in the knockout stages.

"Whoever we draw in the next round it will be a hard tie, but if we play as we can then we will be favourites to advance," Modric told reporters.

"In fact, I think we are the favourites to win the Champions League."

The 27-year-old impressed in Real's 4-1 win over Ajax on Tuesday, and he is pleased with the way things are going for him at the Liga champions.

"I have been here three months now and I am used to the rest of the players and the coach's demands. I am happy with my progression," he said.

Modric has made 18 official appearances for Real so far this term, scoring once.

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4 - 1

Ajax

W D D W W
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
4 December 2012
Game week
6
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 1
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
57245

Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo 13'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
1 - 0
José Callejón 28'
(assist by L. Modrić) 
2 - 0
Kaká 49'
(assist by Cristiano Ronaldo) 
3 - 0
3 - 1
4 - 1

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Substitutes

# Player Bookings
20
6
19
22
27
33
35

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