Rodrygo scored 2 goals in Stamford Bridge during Chelsea vs Real Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League, giving the Los Merengues a 4-0 victory on aggregate.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Match Summary
The atmosphere really influenced the tone of the game from the start in London. Madrid were initially composed on the ball, looking to play forwards and create chances through Karim Benzema and the forwards.
Chelsea then realised they were lacking the urgency needed, and a huge miss from N’Golo Kanté sparked them into action. Reece James then opted to control it in the box under pressure rather than to take a first time strike, but was pulled up incorrectly for handball.
Just as they were getting pushed back, Rodrygo Goes then hit the post after bursting into the box. This settled the play a little, and Chelsea were no longer swinging as hard with their attacking punches.
The visitors even had another chance to go ahead when a Luka Modrić cross only just missed Vinícius Júnior in the box.
Chelsea also had their final chance of the half, when Thibaut Courtois had to make a brilliant save to deny Marc Cucurella. Half time, 0-0 – and good news for Real Madrid.
After taking their foot of the gas for a spell in the first half, Chelsea really need to stand up and push for something now in the second half of Chelsea vs Real Madrid.
They did come out with more intensity, and Kanté came close for the first chance but his effort was well blocked. Enzo Fernández then had a go from further out, but his effort was wide of the target.
Typically, just as the hosts were gaining momentum, Madrid would deal the ultimate blow. Rodrygo Goes would burst away from a defender, before almost picking out Karim Benzema in the box.
The Frenchman’s failure to connect with the ball would benefit Rodrygo, who picked the ball back up off Vinícius Júnior before poking home. Enzo Fernández tried to respond quickly, but the tone had now changed for good. It would only get worse for Chelsea.
Some good team play would end up with Fede Valverde taking a great touch into the box before setting up Rodrygo for a tap-in, and his second goal of the game.
From this moment the game was all but dead, with Madrid enjoying a few passes until the final whistle blew. Tense at times, but a good result in the end.
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