Reactions as Rudiger sheds blood to rescue a point for Real Madrid against Shakhtar Donetsk
Ahead of El-Clasico against Barcelona, Rudigers sheds blood to help Real Madrid get a point against Shakhtar Donetsk
Real Madrid came from behind to get a 1-1 draw away against Shakhtar Donetsk in a matchday four Champions League fixture played on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
Real Madrid dominated the first half but there would be no goals as both sides went to the halftime break level.
To start the second half, Oleksandr Zubkov converted a ball through to him by Bohdan Mykhaylichenko to put Shakhtar Donetsk in front.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti responded by making five changes at the same time a desperate move in search of the equalizer.
in additional time, Antonio Rudiger converted a cross by Toni Kroos to level the game. It turned out to be the last kick of the game as both sides shared a point.
Rudiger trends as Real Madrid earn a point against Shakhtar Donetsk
The former Chelsea defender rose to the top of the trends as he collided with the Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper after heading the ball into the net.
Rudiger sacrificed his body to score the equalizer knowing well that he could not avoid Anatolii Trubin.
Ancelotti on Rudiger
Speaking after the game, Ancelotti gave his thoughts on the draw and the injury to Rudiger.
He said, “The medical team is taking care of Rudiger. He is talking and smiling because the goal was important and still wanted to play more even after the cut.”
“We know we played badly, but we did not give up. As usual, we are through to the next round of the UCL.”
“At this point in the season I think that, in general terms, the team has delivered. We are through to the last 16 of the Champions League and we have shown that we don’t give up even when things don’t go well.”
The German defender was stained in his own blood after the collision as the goal stood to earn Madrid a point.
Real Madrid fans were satisfied with the aggressiveness of Rudiger to get to the ball injuring himself in the process.
Rudiger now faces a race to be fit for Real Madrid’s next La Liga fixture in El Clasico against rivals Barcelona scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2022.
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