Toni Kroos received the first red card of his professional career during Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Girona today.
It’s a record that’s lasted throughout his 15-year career and was finally ended when he received a second yellow card in injury time.
Madrid had taken the lead through Vinicius Junior but were pegged back by a penalty 10 minutes from time from Cristian Stuani.
It was a frustrating night for the reigning Spanish, and European champions, who had a Rodrygo goal ruled out by VAR in the 90th minute.
The result sees them remain top, ahead of their rivals Barcelona who edged past Valencia last night.
But the real story comes with Kroos, 32, seeing red for the first time since a U19 game for Bayern Munich before he became a professional player.
He received his second yellow card for seemingly stopping a counter-attack in added time, with the German not protesting his innocence as he walked off with a wry smile.
Perhaps moments after the tackle, he realised that he would finally be given his marching orders for the first time in 15 years.