That game was over after 88 minutes. Los Blancos now lead 5-3 after conceding four goals in the first quarter. Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola looked like he had won. In the 85th minute, Riyad Mehrez scored, and scored City’s only goal in the second half. From then on, he started preparing for the Champions League final.
Those who are used to seeing the fans leaving the stadium before injury time did not see that scene in defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu. Although they knew that miracles would have to happen in injury time in order to return, Real fans held their breath in those seats, waiting for a miracle. Finally, in the 89th minute of the game, the miracle they were waiting for appeared. Karim Benzema headed the ball into the air after Eduard Kamavinka extended it from the right wing. Rodrigo darted through the defenders from behind and slotted the ball beautifully into the net. But that wasn’t enough for Royal. There are six minutes left in the game. Real players took the ball and rushed into the middle of the field. It began to roll twelve more times.
88 seconds to be exact. Rodrigo’s next goal wasn’t even two minutes long. Dani Carvajal’s measured cross was picked up by Rodrigo and headed back into the net. Ederson remained a spectator, he could not even ascend. Real fans jumped out of their seats at the Santiago Bernabeu. Sometimes they have to think they are in a dream. Rodrigo’s magic at the Bernabeu was similar to that of Ramos on that magical night in Lisbon years ago. In front of the dugout, Carlo Ancelotti, who pulled the strings behind all of Real’s greatest results, got close to Marcelo and whispered something in his ear.
Guardiola didn’t know he was leaving a dead man on the pitch who was about to interrupt his lunch when he substituted 21-year-old Rodrigo for Toni Kroos in the 68th minute of the match. City’s defenders were able to support Benzema and Vinicius, and it cost them the Champions League title by ignoring Brazilian wonder Rodrigo. Benzema scored a penalty in extra time to make Real Madrid win. Rodrigo Magic at the Bernabeu fueled that success as Los Blancos beat Liverpool in the final to seal the Champions League title. In the same tournament, the Bernabeu saw Rodrigo bring Real, who lost against Chelsea in the quarter-finals, back with a wonderful goal two minutes from time. The diamond weapon kept by Angelotti on the Real bench continued to create wonder at the Bernabeu.
January 9, 2001 .. Rodrigo Silva was born in Osasco, Sao Paulo, one of the main cities of Brazil. His father Eric Batista, who played for local clubs in Brazil, decided to follow his son’s path from an early age. Rodrigo made his way to football through futsal and joined the youth academy of one of Brazil’s top clubs, Santos, at the age of 10. In 2017, Rodrigo, who was included in the Sanros senior team, was growing rapidly. Rodrigo, who became Sanros’ striker in just one year, scored 17 goals for Sanros. The 17-year-old who was setting the pitches in Brazil on fire was beginning to attract the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs. Among them were the Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
The 2018 transfer window period. With Cristiano Ronaldo and Santiago leaving the Bernabeu, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was looking for a new Galactico to lead Real’s front line for the foreseeable future. As soon as Vinicius Junior, who won the under-17 title for Brazil at the time, was brought to the Bernabeu, Perez brought another Brazilian wonderkid into the team. Rogrigo Silva de Goes. Rodrigo’s transfer from Santos to the Bernabeu was for 40 million euros.
September 25, 2019. Real Madrid face Osasuna in the Spanish League. At 71 minutes of the game, coach Zinedine Zidane pulled Vinicius Junior from the forward line and put the 18-year-old player on the field. Rodrigo Osasuna netted just two minutes into his first game. The goal, which was won by the left wing keeping three Osasuna players as spectators, went down in Los Blancos history. Rodrigo scored the fastest goal on his debut in Real Madrid history after Ronaldo Nazario.
November 7, 2019 Rodrigo was making his second appearance in the Champions League just two months after his royal debut for Real. Rodrigo netted for Los Blancos just four minutes into that clash against Turkish club Galatasaray. It only took three minutes for Rodrigo to score the next goal. Rodrigo, who was on the pitch full time for Real that day, completed his hat-trick with just minutes to go. Rodrigo became the second youngest player to score a hat-trick in Champions League history.
We have seen the magic of Rodrigo so many times at the Santiago Bernabeu. Although he could not be a regular presence in Real’s first eleven, Rodrigo continued to appear as a senior in the Royal team. For Zinedine Zidane and Carlo Ancelotti, he has always been a reliable fighter in difficult situations. Rodrigo has scored 25 goals in 127 games for Real Madrid so far. It should be remembered that most of them were born after entering the field as a substitute.
Fans were waiting to hear his name in the Brazilian league when Brazil’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar was announced. He finally got a call up to Tite’s squad, who were fighting for the world title. That is also 21 years old just like a dream. When coach Tite called his name during the team announcement, he put his hands on his face and burst into tears. Los Blancos’ senior vice manager has finally arrived on the pitch in Qatar. The fans are waiting for his flashes of lightning that will change the course of the game.