Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to 2017/2018 UEFA best player award

Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to 2017/2018 UEFA best player award

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been named UEFA best men's player, finishing ahead of former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

After winning a third consecutive Champions League crown with Real Madrid last season and finishing as the competition's top scorer, Ronaldo was named the best forward last season and was named among the final three for the big prize.

"You want to test yourselves against the best players in the world, but we don't want to just test ourselves, we want to compete against them".

Croatia global midfielder Luka Modric won both the midfielder of the year and overall best player awards.

Manchester United will face a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League group stage.

Juve learned on Thursday that they will take on Valencia, Young Boys and Ronaldo's former club Manchester United in the group stages of this season's Champions League.

The 44-year-old insists that Group B, which is composed of Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV and Inter Milan, appears to be the most hard.

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However, Croatia captain and midfielder Modric said he could not be happier with the Champions League holders.

Tottenham have a tough task to make it through to the last 16 of the Champions League as they were drawn in Group B with Barcelona.

Reacting to the draw, Mourinho told the club's official website: "Difficult for us, hard for them [the other teams]".

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"When I felt exhausted, and the pain started, I stopped playing and now I enjoy my family and my life in Madrid".

The football agent was quoted by Record saying his client deserved the title saying Ronaldo had conquered the Champions League and was the most deserving of the award.

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athen.

"We are getting close but we want to be closer than last season and we want to be there". "The draw is always going to be hard, but then you need to be ready to give your maximum in each match for Roma to be as good as we can be".

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