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Rodrygo Saves Real Madrid With Two Late Goals To Send Champions League Semi-Final Against Man City To Extra Time

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Rodrygo Saves Real Madrid With Two Late Goals To Send Champions League Semi-Final Against Man City To Extra Time

Rodrygo came off the bench to save Real Madrid with two late goals to send their Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City to extra time.

Madrid looked to be on course for a 1-0 defeat on the night, and a 5-3 loss on aggregate, after Riyad Mahrez's second-half strike had put City ahead at the Bernabeu.

But the match burst back into life when second-half substitute Rodrygo pulled one back in the final minute of normal time.

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Then two minutes later he levelled the tie with a superb header to send the home fans into a state of delirium.

It was yet another dramatic turnaround from the Spanish champions, who have already produced remarkable comebacks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in previous rounds of the competition.

Madrid had struggled to create chances up until that point and had not had a single shot on target before Rodrygo's equaliser.

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Fans on social media were stunned by their dramatic comeback.

"How many comebacks are Madrid going to do? Nuts," wrote one fan on Twitter.

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Another added: "Lost for words! Wow. What a comeback Real Madrid."

A third wrote: "Ain't no team on planet earth pulling off that kinda comeback against City, except Real Madrid.

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"They're truly incredible."

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Manchester City, Real Madrid, Football, Champions League

Rory O'Callaghan
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