Once again, it was another magical night in the Spanish capital on Wednesday. Like they’ve done during this entire Champions League campaign, Real Madrid fought hard and never gave in, beating Man City in extra time in an epic comeback.
Los Blancos certainly have frontman Rodrygo to thank, who scored twice in a span of just two minutes to send the tie to an extra 30 minutes. After the side booked their spot in the final against liverpool, the Brazilian revealed that he made a bet with his father about scoring a hat-trick in the semifinals. Although it didn’t happen, the youngster claims he’s saving the third for the showpiece in Paris.
Rodrygo made a bet with his father that he'd score a hattrick vs. Man City 😅 pic.twitter.com/VEe2vFqH2v
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 5, 2022
The Real Madrid forward came on as a substitute for Toni Kroos in the 68th minute and it didn’t take long to make his presence felt, slotting home a fantastic assist from Karim Benzema. Not long after, Rodrygo bagged a header and sent the Bernabeu into a frenzy.
That’s now four goals in his last two appearances. The 21-year-old is clearly hitting his best form at the right time for Los Blancos. There is definitely a good chance he wins that bet with his dad in the final later this month.