Toni Kroos Receives First Red Card in His Career As Girona Held Real Madrid At Santiago Bernabeu

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Toni Kroos received his first red card after 775 appearances as Real Madrid stumbled at home against Girona.

Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos receives a first red card in his career after 775 appearances against Girona

The Los Blancos dropped points for the second time this season in La Liga after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Girona at the Santiago Bernabeu.

After a barren first-half draw, which saw the visitors held the Los Blancos to a goalless half, Vinicius jr broke the goal deadlock in the 70th minute to give the team the lead.

However, Girona scored an equaliser ten minutes later after Stuani converted a spot kick to level the game.

The Los Blancos did not only settle for a disappointing outcome against the less-fancied Girona side but were reduced to ten men in the 90+1 minutes after Toni Kroos was sent off for the first time in his club career after 775 appearances.

The German midfielder Toni Kroos received the first red card of his career.

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He had brought down Yan Couto with a cynical challenge to prevent the Brazilian from escaping down the line.

In the 92nd minute, as Real Madrid pushed for the winner, Kroos shut down another attack before it could get started and was given his first red card of his football career.

It took him until the age of 32 to receive a red card but when it came, he took it with a wry smile.

Throughout his career, which started in his home country, German and with Bayern Munich, and then to Real Madrid, the highly-rated midfielder has made 775 appearances before seeing red in his 776th professional game.

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos, born on 4 January 1990 in Greifswald, East Germany, is a 32-year-old 1.83m-tall professional football player who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Real Madrid and Germany national team.

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Toni Kroos started his youth career in 1997 at Greifswalder, SC. After five years with Greifswalder, Kroos moved to the Hansack Rostock youth team between 2002 and 2006 before joining Bayern Munich youth team in 2006.

Kroos made his first senior club appearance for Bayern Munich in 2007, playing for Bayern Munich II.

He made 13 appearances, scoring 4 goals for the team, before joining Bayern Munich’s main team in 2008.

He made 130 appearances and scored 13 goals in his fourteen years spell with the club.

Between 2009 and 2010, he was sent on a season-long loan deal to Bayer Leverkusen, where he made 43 appearances, scoring 10 goals.

On 17 July, 2014, Real Madrid announced they had agreed to sign Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee.

The Germany international penned a six-year contract with the La Liga club.

He has made 253 appearances for the club and has scored 19 goals.

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Toni Kroos made his international debut for Germany national team in 2010 and have made a total of 106 appearances, scoring 17 goals.

At Bayern Munich, Toni Kroos won the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

At Real Madrid, Toni Kroos has won La Liga, Supercopa de Espana, Champions League, UEFA Super Club, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Toni Kroos won the 2014 World Cup with the German national team in Russia. He has won several individual awards as a player.

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