Real Madrid star Luka Modric has taken to social media on Tuesday night, to send a personal message to the Celtic faithful.
Modric and co. were of course back in action earlier this evening.
In their Champions League season opener, Los Blancos made the trip to Glasgow, hopeful of kicking the defence of their title into gear courtesy of a three-point haul at the expense of Celtic.
And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what Carlo Ancelotti’s troops managed.
A trio of goals over the course of the 2nd-half ultimately gave rise to a 3-0 triumph, to position Real atop the Group F table after matchday 1.
Amongst the goalscorers on Tuesday, between further strikes on the part of Vinicius Jr. and Eden Hazard, came the aforementioned Luka Modric.
Croatian maestro Modric was in typically brilliant form throughout the exchanges at Parkhead, with his goal, a deft outside of the boot strike from inside the area, a fitting reward for another fine evening’s work on the grandest stage.
And one group who were sure not to allow the now-36-year-old to depart Glasgow without making clear their appreciation for his talents were none other than the Celtic faithful.
In making his way to the touchline to take his place on the bench late in the action, Modric was met with a standing ovation, not only from the away support, but widespread sections of the home crowd, too.
And the midfielder, in turn, has since been quick to reveal his gratitude for the classy gesture.
In a post across his official social media platforms, Modric sent a personal ‘thank you’ to those in attendance at Celtic Park, which can be seen below: