Rodrygo Goes was the hero in Real Madrid qualifying for the Champions League final. The Brazilian, who came off the bench after 68 minutes of the match, ended up scoring the goals that took the Whites to extra time. And it is that, despite the fact that the 21-year-old player does not have a guaranteed place in Carlo Ancelotti’s elevens, he is adding to his statistics for this season with several very important goals. It is because one of his teammates has been quick to speak out on social media when the newspaper SPORT has compared Rodrygo’s numbers with Raphinha’sLeeds United player and one of FC Barcelona’s goals in the next summer transfer market.
“It’s really… the joke tells itself”, accompanied by two surprised emoticons, is the message that Dani Ceballos wrote on his Twitter account after the publication of the Catalan newspaper. The comparison of both Brazilian players, who said that “Raphinha, who Barça will sign in the summer, has scored 14 goals this season to 9 from a Rodrygo who is not even a starter”, the Real Madrid midfielder did not like. And it is that, although he has less goals this course, Rodrygo’s figures reflect the importance he has gained in the Italian coach’s plans throughout this course.
While the player for the white team has 8 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Raphinha has found the net 10 times and provided 3 assists. The big difference is thathe Leeds United attacker needed 32 games to reach that figure, starting as a starter in 30, and in the case of Rodrygo Goes, he has started 21 games out of the 44 he has played so far this season. Even in minutes played, the Real Madrid player benefits from the comparison, since there are 2,123 minutes played by the 21-year-old Brazilian compared to the 2,648 played by his compatriot from Leeds United.