- Antonio Rudiger was in action when Real Madrid edged Chelsea to the Champions League semi-final
- Rudiger and other Chelsea defenders were caught unawares when Luka Modric delivered a ‘trivela’ to Rodrygo who equalised
- Rudiger got the internet buzzing after the Chelsea star attempted a ‘trivela’ during their game against Crystal Palace
Real Madrid midfielder Antonio Rudiger ripped the internet apart on Tuesday night following his sensational pass that set up Rodrygo for their equaliser in the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Chelsea, SPORTbible reports.
The 36-year-old produced a delicious pass whipping the ball beyond the Blues’ backline to allow Rodrygo to tuck home for the hosts.
Rudiger was in action during that game at the Santiago Bernabeu and the defender tried his own ‘incredible pass’ at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
But I did not go as planned as Cheikhou Kouyate intercepted the ball in the centre circle and regained possession for Palace.
Rudiger is one of English football's best personalities right now and fans were loving his attempt..
"Rudiger really thought he could do it like Modric."
"This guy is too funny."
A third tweeted:
"Rudiger is such a joker I love him."
While someone put:
"At least he tried lol."
Thomas Tuchel’s side eventually won the tie 2-0 courtesy of goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount and it means they'll be playing their third FA Cup final in three seasons.
Video shows Modric practising ‘trivela’ pass before Chelsea game
Meanwhile, a video of Luka Modric practising the 'trivela'- his trademark passes- before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second-leg clash against Chelsea has been spotted.
Luka Modric delivered the exquisite pass which Rodrygo smashed home to keep Real Madrid in the tie, having gone 3-0 down after 75 minutes.
In a video posted on social media, Modric was seen training on delivering the pass and it was no surprise it turned out to be an important pass in the game against Chelsea.
Modric salutes Chelsea for their resilience
Sports Brief earlier reported that Real Madrid's Champions League hero Luka Modric has paid a tribute to Chelsea for their resilience during their Santiago Bernabeu meeting.
The Blues were in the best form of their lives as they sought a Champions League miracle during their trip to Madrid.
Speaking after the match, Modric, who set up Benzema for the winner was full of praise for Chelsea as he hailed them for their spirited performance.