‘He saved us’ – Rodrygo hails one Real Madrid player after win over Chelsea

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Rodrygo was the hero for Real Madrid, as a second-half brace from the Brazilian sealed a win for the Los Blancos at Stamford Bridge.

It was a difficult first-half, and Chelsea were clearly the better side. However, they couldn’t score a goal, with Thibaut Courtois making some top saves to deny the home team.

At the end, Rodrygo will score from two counterattacking moves to seal a fine win for Madrid.

Speaking after the game, Rodrygo hailed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for helping the team out.

He said: “It’s such a pleasure to be at this great club – the best in the world.

“[Thibaut] Courtois saved us when we weren’t initially finishing our chances and now we’ll wait to see whether it’s City or Bayern we face next.”