In sharp contrast, Ronaldo was sent off on his first Champions League appearance for Juventus after clashing with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo in an off-the-ball incident.
On his performance against Roma and Madrid's display, Modric added: "I feel better, it's to be expected after playing at the World Cup with so much mental and physical fatigue".
After starring in Madrid's 3-0 win over Roma in their Champions League opener in the Spanish capital on Wednesday, Modric said: "I'm very happy when I hear the Bernabeu singing about the Ballon d'Or, and the praise from my team-mates and fans".
"Luka's year has been spectacular", Casemiro told reporters in a post-match interview.
In spite of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving, Real Madrid did not sign any big-name players as his replacement in the summer transfer window, but they look set to make a bid for this £266m-rated attacker. Since then, there have been numerous claims reporting that the player wants to join Real Madrid. Have your say in the comment section below. "You do not know how to react and that is what happened to us".