Although David Alaba and Eder Militao may be Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice defensive duo, Antonio Rudiger continues to impress in a Real Madrid uniform. His major duty is to prevent goals from the opposite team, but he scored one himself in a late tie with Shakhtar Donetsk to prevent an unexpected loss for Real Madrid.
Unfortunately for Rudiger, he was not spared any harm throughout the game, as he sustained a terrible cut on his forehead. Fortunately, it appears that the issue is minor, and he should be alright. Although David Alaba and Eder Militao may be Carlo Ancelotti’s first-choice defensive duo, Antonio Rudiger continues to impress in a Real Madrid uniform.
Despite the fact that he is mostly responsible for preventing goals from the opposite team, he scored a late equalizer for Real Madrid when they were down by two goals to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Unfortunately for Rudiger, he was not spared any injuries during the match, and he wound up with a severe cut on his forehead. Thankfully, however, the issue appears to be minor, and he should be alright.
Rüdiger was a member of multiple German national youth football teams up to the Germany U21 team, and he was also eligible to play for Sierra Leone, his mother’s country.
He debuted with the senior German national team on May 13th, 2014, in a match against Poland that ended in a scoreless draw. Unfortunately for his country at UEFA Euro 2016, Rüdiger was forced to withdraw from the competition after injuring the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session on June 7.
Rüdiger competed for the German national team at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which they won in Russia. He started four games for his team, including the championship game victory over Chile by a score of 1-0. He scored his first goal for his country in a 5-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan on 8 October 2017.
As of the 4th of June 2018, Rüdiger is one of Germany’s final 23-man roster for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The 23rd of June saw him start as the center-back for Germany’s 2-1 victory against Sweden in the second group stage match after Mats Hummels was injured.
On day four, his team lost 2-0 to South Korea in their last group-stage encounter and he did not play. On May 19, 2021, Rüdiger was named to the team that will compete in the UEFA Euro 2020. As Germany’s tournament ended in the round of 16, with an elimination at the hands of England, he played every minute of the competition.