Champions League: Real’s savior Rüdiger gives all the clarity

Status: 10/12/2022 07:39 AM

Antonio Rüdiger saved Real Madrid a point against Shakhtar Donetsk with his last attempt. After his severe cut to his head, he says, “I’m okay.”

Antonio Rüdiger’s debut goal for Real Madrid in the Champions League was important – and very painful. His face and white shirt were covered in blood when the Germany international was escorted after his fifth-minute equalizer against Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw.

An overseer pressed a cloth to Rüdiger’s forehead to stop the heavy bleeding. “What does’nt kill you makes you stronger”wrote the 29-year-old on Instagram after midnight, reassuring fans: ‘It goes well. Thanks for all your messages.’

Toni Kroos sends his colleague forward

After a long cross from 2014 world champion Toni Kroos – who had repeatedly asked his colleague to move forward – Rüdiger, who would be the head of defense for the World Cup, collided with Donetsk goalkeeper Anatolij Trubin when he hit a header. scored. Their heads throbbed violently, both players seemed dazed at first. While Rüdiger was back on his feet relatively quickly, Trubin was treated lying on the grass for minutes.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti revealed afterwards that Rüdiger’s injury was one “fairly long” cut would occur. “He wanted to get back on the field, but then he realized he was injured”reported the Italian, who made everything clear: “I don’t think it’s anything serious.”

The royals are in the round of 16

Assistant Kroos didn’t really want to look at the injury, “I’ve seen more beautiful pictures in my life,” he said, “it’s a lot of blood. I hope he comes back soon.”

Rüdiger’s bet was worth it in any case: the late equalizer saw the defending champion qualify early for the round of 16 in the premier class and averted a painful defeat at home to arch-rival FC Barcelona just before the important Clásico on Sunday.

Juventus Turin is threatened with the end

Chelsea won 2-0 (2-0) at AC Milan with a goal from Jorginho (21st minute) on a penalty kick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (34th) and climbed to the top of the table in Group E. RB Salzburg came in. in Dinamo Zagreb to a 1:1 (1:1) and is second in the tableau.

Maccabi Haifa caused a huge surprise in Group H of the Champions League. The team from Israel won the first leg against Juventus Turin 2-0 (2-0). Omer Atzili (7’/42′) scored both goals for Haifa. The “old lady” Juve has a very slim chance of progressing to the round of 16.

Paris St. Germain only with a draw again

Again there was no winner in the duel between Paris St. Germain and Benfica Lisbon. Just like last week, the French champion and the Portuguese team led by German coach Roger Schmidt equalized 1-1 (1-0).

While Lionel Messi was out due to a calf injury, Kylian Mbappé (39th), who was apparently willing to emigrate, scored PSG– Hit by a penalty kick. Joao Mario (62nd) also equalized from the penalty spot.

Manchester City scoreless without Haaland

Without his star striker Erling Haaland and in the minority Manchester City also had to accept an unexpected setback. Six days after the 5-0 win in the first leg, the English football champions did not get further than a 0-0 draw at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday. The leaders of Group G, in which Borussia Dortmund also plays, gave in their first points in the fourth game, but still qualify for the round of 16.

Ex-Dortmunder Haaland was given a rest by coach Pep Guardiola. Manchester were outnumbered in Copenhagen for an hour after Sergio Gomez, who also formerly played for BVB, was shown a red card in the 30th minute for an emergency brake. Riyad Mahrez (25th) had previously missed a hand penalty, the referee had denied a goal from Rodri after video evidence (11th).

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