Tag: IVAN RAKITIC
After losing 3-0 in the cup on Wednesday, Real Madrid were inferior again in the rematch, as Ivan Rakitic's delightful chip earned Barcelona a 1-0 win.
Ivan Rakitic's strike in the first half was enough to see off Real and send Barca 12 points clear of their historic rivals, as well as giving them a 10-point cushion over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.
Barca's medical report did not state how long the 30-year-old midfielder would be out for, although Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo said he was expected to be sidelined for two to three weeks.
Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić will be part of Croatia's squad set to play against Portugal and Spain.
Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić were among 32 players under consideration to be selected as part of Croatia's World Cup team.
Rakitic says he would open the door up to Neymar.