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Real Madrid: Rodrygo, the luxury joker of the final sprint

Scorer of two goals this week, Rodrygo proved to be very valuable this week for Real Madrid. A club where he scored points in the eyes of Carlo Ancelotti.

It’s him again! Yesterday, Real Madrid made a great comeback against Sevilla in La Liga (victory 3 to 2). A game where the Spanish club could count on one of its strong men of the moment. No, it is not Karim Benzema, author of the goal of victory. But rather Rodrygo. Placed on the bench at kick-off, the Brazilian, who came into the game in the 46th minute, was again decisive. Scorer on Tuesday in the Champions League against Chelsea, the 21-year-old player, perfectly served by Luka Modric, came off the bench and allowed his team to reduce the score (3-1) before KB9 qualified Real Madrid (3-2 defeat).

Rodrygo struck again

Last night, at the Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium, Rodrygo did it again. Indeed, while the Merengues were trailing 2-0, he scored and recovered the score. Served by Carvajal, he opened his foot to beat Bono with his right foot. A goal that put his team back on track, as they finally won 3-2. A new decisive entry for this luxury joker, who also delivered an assist on the winning goal of Benzema. This Monday, the press praises him. AS writes: “the entry of Rodrygo Goes on the field was decisive for the match to take a completely different course than what was seen in the first act. As on the magical night against Chelsea, the first ball touched by the striker went into the goal”.

The Iberian daily added: “Rodrygo, who until now had an irregular season, has shown in the last two games a claw and a hunger that make him a different footballer. If Rodrygo is able to maintain this level of aggressiveness and high heart rate by the end of the season, Madrid will have found itself with the reinforcement of a decisive player in the decisive part of the season”. On the side of Mundo Deportivo, they are also charmed. “In both games, in addition to Karim Benzema, who did not miss his appointment with the goal, the figure of Rodrygo Goes has emerged. He was a key player with two goals and with his role as a catalyst to bring the Merengues closer to the Champions League and La Liga”.

More than a joker?

MD then wondered if the Brazilian, who has passed Marco Asensio in the hierarchy lately, did not deserve better. Carlo Ancelotti replied: “These are statistics. He will become a very great player and he has made the difference several times. But he can make the difference by being a starter as well as by coming off the bench”. The Brazilian, who is under contract until 2025, was congratulated by Iker Casillas. The former Real Madrid player wrote on Twitter that Rodrygo’s entrance changed the game. Enough to please the main interested party, who confided after the match:

“We leave with very good feelings, we always fight until the end. We knew it was a very difficult game, but I am happy to have been able to enter in the second half, to put the goal and make the decisive pass to help my team. We have to give value to these three points because nobody had won here but we did. These are three points that bring us closer to our goal, which is to win La Liga (…) The coach asked us to play more because in the first half we struggled and they were better. These are things that only Real Madrid is capable of doing, I’m very proud to be part of this team and to have reversed these games”. A good habit for Rodrygo these days!

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