Rudiger 'Frog Splashes' Real Madrid Teammates in Wild Goal Celebration, Video

Rudiger 'Frog Splashes' Real Madrid Teammates in Wild Goal Celebration, Video

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at October 4, 2023 at 11:14 AM
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  • Antonio Rudiger celebrated Real Madrid's winner against Napoli differently
  • The German defender almost injured his teammates celebrating Real Madrid’s winner
  • Real Madrid defeated Napoli 3-2 to secure back-to-back wins in the Champions League

Antonio Rudiger is always too energetic and that was on display again as the German defender celebrated Real Madrid’s late winner against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.

Los Blancos nicked a late score after an Alex Meret own goal gave the Spanish giants a 3-2 lead with just 12 minutes left of the game to play, sparking wild celebrations among the team.

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Antonio Rudiger played a key role in keeping Napoli's top striker Victor Osimhen quiet in their Champions League clash. Photo by Helios De La Rubia
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Rudiger’s celebration caught the attention of fans present at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after the German defender ‘frog splashed’ his Real Madrid teammates while in a jubilant mood.

The incident has drawn mixed reactions from fans on social media.

The 30-year-old defender played a key role for the 14-time Champions League winners, guarding Napoli’s key forward, Victor Osimhen all through the encounter on Tuesday night.

According to Vanguard News, the victory over the Serie A champions moves Real Madrid to the top of Group C after back-to-back victories, as they seek to secure a ticket to the next round as early as possible.

Rudiger channels his inner Usain Bolt

Meanwhile, Rudiger channelled his inner Usain Bolt during the first half of Napoli's Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, Caught Offside reports.

The 30-year-old defender quickly put on the after-burners and ate up the ground in a matter of seconds to get back into position during a Napoli counter-attacking move to secure things at the back.

Los Blancos manager, Carlo Ancelotti also hailed Rudiger for his performance against the Serie A champions after the Spanish giants secured a memorable 3-2 victory in the tough encounter.

Antonio Rudiger scores bizarre own goal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Germany's 1,000th international match being a spectacle to watch but Real Madrid defender, Rudiger grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The 30-year-old scored a bizarre own goal as Die Mannschaft played to a 3-3 draw against Ukraine, with the match used to promote peace and solidarity amid the Russian invasion.

Rudiger’s own goal gave Ukraine the lead after he deflected Chelsea star, Mykhailo Mudryk’s wayward shot into his net, leaving Germany goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp in 'no man’s land'.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..