Real Madrid’s Antonio Rudiger was the hero for his team on Tuesday, when they played Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland to secure a 1-1 draw that allowed them to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League. Toni Kroos had the ball at his feet with a few minutes left to play as Real were trailing the valiant Ukrainians, who had outplayed the defending champions of Europe for the bulk of the game. Real were down by a score of 1-0. There, he signaled for everyone to rush forward in an effort to get inside the penalty area and score a last-ditch goal. Rudiger was given two opportunities, and the second one turned out to be the winning one.
The former Chelsea player advanced into the middle of the box and finished the play with a lovely touch by heading the ball home off the right post, but he was penalized for his play. Rudiger was involved in a brutal collision with Anatoliy Trubin after getting a touch on the ball. During the collision, Rudiger took Anatoliy Trubin’s shoulder and face to his own face, and then his head slammed against the ground.
Take a look, but before you do, I should warn you that there is blood, and it might be difficult to watch:
Totally revolting, and wow, does that sound like a knock you don’t want to hear! He made an effort to get up, but his traditional white jersey had been painted crimson, so he was hardly able to stand. Concerning the aftereffects of the blow, it is not yet known what will happen. According to Cope, he did require 20 stitches to close the wound on his forehead. On Wednesday, he will have medical examinations to see whether or not his face has been fractured in any way.
The center back, on the other hand, has seen quite a few of these facial injuries before. In the season prior to the one in which he won the Champions League with Chelsea, he fractured his jaw while playing for Chelsea against Real Madrid. As a result, he broke a bone on the side of his face and had to wear a mask to protect himself. He kept wearing the mask while playing for Germany in the Euro 2020 tournament.
During the game, the hashtags # Shaktar # Real # Madrid # Antonio # Rudiger # put # line # bloody # collision # score # lastgasp # equalizer were trending on Twitter.