Modric ruled out of Supercopa first leg as suspension carried over from 2014

Real Madrid fans may not remember Luka Modric’s second yellow card in the 89th minute of Los Blancos’ Supercopa de Espana loss to Atletico Madrid in 2014, but it’s come back to haunt them.

As the Croatian was sent off in Real’s most recent

Supercopa fixture, he was handed a one-match ban specifically imposed on the competition that his club failed to reach in the subsequent two seasons.

Therefore the suspension must be served on Sunday as Barcelona welcome Madrid to the Camp Nou for the first leg of the 2017 final, although Modric will be available for the return match a few days later.

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