Football Fans Praise ‘True Warrior’ Antonio Rudiger After Brave Header Rescues Point for Real Madrid

Football Fans Praise ‘True Warrior’ Antonio Rudiger After Brave Header Rescues Point for Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid maintained their impressive unbeaten run in the Champions League thanks to Antonio Rudiger
  • Antonio Rudiger had his face smashed in as he heads in the equalizer for Real Madrid against Donetsk on Tuesday
  • Rudiger's brave header to rescue a point for Real Madrid saw m with many online commentators singing his praises

Football fans have heaped praises on Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger for putting his body on the line for his side's late equaliser against Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw on Tuesday night.

Carlo Ancelotti's men looked set for their first loss of the season when Oleksandr Zubkov put the Ukrainian outfit in the lead just after the first-half.

But Rudiger saw his face covered in blood after bagging in the dying embers to break the hearts of the home fans.

Antonio Rudiger, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk
Antonio Rudiger put everything on the line for Real Madrid's late equaliser. credit: @btsportfootball
Source: Twitter

The goal came after Toni Kroos sent in a deep cross into the box, with his compatriot filling in as a makeshift striker.

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Rudiger was quick to get in front of goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin and nodded home a dramatic goal. He was unable to celebrate and instead lay in agony on the turf after being completely wiped out.

According to reports from Spain, the German international will undergo tests in the next 24 hours to determine if he has suffered a fractured skull.

Football fans took to social media to extol the former Chelsea man.

@emctear tweeted:

@cfcsheikh wished Rudiger a quick recovery:

@wolfrmfc believes Rudiger is a brave soldier and fighter:

@rkfutbol opined that Rudiger will be more remembered in Real Madrid's history than Eden Hazard.

@wackscene says Rudiger's bravery reminded of former Real Madrid defender Pepe:

@orange_47_rma compared Rudiger to a heavy armoured fighting vehicle carrying guns and moving on a continuous articulated metal track:

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@bigname_mitch believes Rudiger will forever be remembered by Real Madrid fans.

Antonio Rudiger Opens Up on the Awkward Moment Real Madrid Incorrectly Spelt His Name

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Antonio Rudiger has revealed that there was a spelling mistake on the Santiago Bernabeu board with his name on his official home debut.

The 29-year-old penned a four-year contract with the Spanish giants as a free agent from Chelsea in the summer.

He played his first home game as a second-half substitute for Los Blancos in their 2-1 victory over Real Betis on September 3.

Source: Sports Brief News