Rodrygo Ends Goal Drought and Shines for Real Madrid in Champions League Victory

by | Oct 25, 2023 | Football

Rodrygo ‘s streak of bad luck has come to an end, and he scored again for Real Madrid after 73 days, playing a crucial role in the 2-1 victory over Braga in the Champions League.

The forward explained his perspective on the goal drought, preferring to call it “bad luck” rather than a jinx. He expressed his happiness about the goal and emphasized the importance of the victory for the team.

Rodrygo scored the first goal of the match for Real Madrid, while Bellingham scored the second. Both goals were assisted by Vinicius Junior, who celebrated his compatriot and friend’s goal.

Rodrygo’s last goal for Real Madrid had been in August, against Athletic Bilbao, marking the end of an 11-game goalless period.

Rodrygo now has 16 goals in the history of the Champions League, the same number as Vinicius Junior and the former full-back Roberto Carlos, but in significantly fewer Champions League matches, highlighting his superior performance in this competition.

Most of Rodrygo’s goals in the Champions League have had a decisive impact, whether it’s opening the scoring, sealing Real Madrid’s victory, or securing qualification for the next round.

The forward expressed his appreciation for the Champions League, highlighting his success in it and the importance of continuing to work to maintain good performance.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti praised Rodrygo’s skill and noted that the player is gradually regaining his scoring touch, which is crucial for the team.

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