Reactions when Rudiger spills blood to rescue a point for Real Madrid against Shakhtar Donetsk


Real Madrid dominated the first half but there were no goals as both teams reached half-time at half-time level.

To start the second half, Oleksandr Zubkov converted a pass to him from Bohdan Mykhaylichenko to put Shakhtar Donetsk ahead.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti responded with five changes at the same time, a desperate move in search of an equalizer.

In added time, Antonio Rudiger converted a Toni Kroos cross to level the match. It turned out to be the last kick of the match as both sides shared a point.

The former Chelsea defender jumped to the top of the trends by colliding with the Shakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper after heading the ball into the net.

Rudiger sacrificed his body to score the equalizer knowing full well he couldn’t avoid Anatolii Trubin.

Speaking after the match, Ancelotti gave his thoughts on the draw and Rudiger’s injury.

He said: “The medical team is taking care of Rudiger. He is talking and smiling because the goal was important and he still wanted to play more even after the cut”.

“We know we played poorly, but we didn’t give up. As usual, we move on to the next round of the UCL.”

“At this stage of the season I think that, in general terms, the team has delivered. We are in the round of 16 of the Champions League and we have shown that we do not give up even when things are not going well.”

The German defender was stained with his own blood after the clash when he planted the goal to give Madrid a point.

The Real Madrid fans were satisfied with Rudiger’s aggressiveness in getting to the ball, injuring himself in the process.

Rudiger now faces a race to be fit for Real Madrid’s next El Clasico La Liga match against rivals Barcelona scheduled for Sunday 16 October 2022.


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