Rodrygo makes Real Madrid reborn and reach the Champions League final

Rodrygo makes Real Madrid reborn and reach the Champions League final

For the third time in three knockout clashes in the current edition of the Champions League, Real Madrid found itself very close to elimination. For the third time, he showed the strength of his shirt and survived in the fight for his 14th Champions League title.

For this, he relied on Rodrygo.

As had happened in the quarter-finals, against Chelsea, the 21-year-old Brazilian left the bench to give the Spanish team survival. Coming out of the shadow of Vinicius Junior, the most famous compatriot, he was decisive in the 3-1 triumph over Manchester City.

Defeated 4-3 in Manchester, Real lost 1-0 at home until the 45th minute of the second half. There, Rodrygo, who had entered the field at 23 of the final stage, was ahead of goalkeeper Ederson in the small area. At 46, he hit a header and, with the 2 to 1, took the game to overtime.

At the beginning of the first extra time, Rodrygo appeared again on the right and activated Benzema, who was taken down in the area and hit the penalty with precision. City, who had missed clear chances when they were ahead on the scoreboard, failed in the search for the goal.

As had happened against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in the previous stages, the team led by Carlo Ancelotti was reborn when all seemed lost. And he will fight for the cup against Liverpool, at the Stade de France, in Paris, on the 28th.

Lifting the 2021/22 trophy is still a possibility for Europe’s greatest champions because the bet on Rodrygo paid off again. Against Chelsea, it was also his goal that forced extra time. This time, the contribution was even more significant.

The game wasn’t even over yet, and the digital versions of the Spanish newspapers already highlighted the feat of the paulista de Osasco. “Miracle”, highlighted Marca. A miracle that keeps Real alive in the fight for the Champions and brings Rodrygo closer to the World Cup.

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