The best Rodrygo recovers Real Madrid’s scoring nose


The Brazilian winger of Real Madrid Rodrygo Goes scored a double and provided an assist in the white victory against Cádiz (0-3) at the Nuevo Mirandilla, a scoring streak for the merengue ’11’ who has scored outstandingly in the last 3 games 5 goals, thus becoming the second highest scorer for Ancelotti’s team after the Englishman Jude Bellingham.

Rodrygo Goes’ performance at the beginning of the season was one of the great assets of the white team. The new playing system proposed by Carlo Ancelotti meant a change in the Brazilian’s position, who had to leave the wing to play in much more centered areas close to the rival area. And as with any change, the Brazilian has needed a period of adaptation, in which the shadows were much more frequent than the lights.

In fact, without the success of Rodrygo, who only managed to score in Real Madrid’s first 12 games this season, the white club’s lack of goals became the main problem for Ancelotti’s team. Until the São Paulo player’s scoring breakthrough with a goal against Braga at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid was averaging 1.9 goals per game, lower than the records of the previous two seasons, in which the whites averaged 2.1 goals.

However, that has changed in the last three games. Against Braga, Valencia and Cádiz, Rodrygo has recovered his scoring nose and has scored 5 goals in the last 3 games. A goal against Braga in the Champions League and doubles against Valencia and Cádiz in the League, which added to the two he had achieved in the first 15 games, places him as the second top scorer for Madrid with 7 goals, only surpassed by the 13 achieved by Jude Bellingham.

Furthermore, coinciding with Rodrygo’s scoring explosion, Real Madrid has regained its scoring rhythm with 11 goals in the last 3 games, an average of more than 3 goals per game. The white club’s effectiveness numbers have also greatly improved, going from a 10% shot conversion rate in the first 15 games to 23% in the last 3 games.

But Rodrygo’s performance has not only stood out for the goals, but he contributes much more to the team. The Brazilian is also the top assister so far for the Merengue club with 5 assists. Furthermore, the white ’11’ is also the greatest offensive generator of Carlo Ancelotti’s team with 127 opportunities created so far this season. To these data, we must add that Rodrygo is the second Real Madrid player who has completed the most dribbles (33) and the third who has made the most progressive runs (156).


And if Rodrygo’s level in recent games has been outstanding, Jude Bellengham and his start to the season at Real Madrid is historic. The English player, with his goal against Cádiz, has just become the player who has scored the most goals in his first 15 games with the white shirt, adding a total of 14 goals, compared to the 13 scored by Di Stéfano and Cristiano Ronaldo. A fact that has even more value considering that the position occupied by the English international on the field is no further back than those occupied by the Argentine and the Portuguese.

Two very good news for Madrid fans are the moments of form of Bellingham and Rodrygo, which are ensuring that the absences of important players such as Vinicius, Militao or Courtois are not being blamed by the team. At the moment, Ancelotti’s men are four points ahead of FC Barcelona in the League and are leaders in their Champions group, a notable start in order to achieve high levels at the end of the season.