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Real Madrid are slowly but surely getting back to their absolute best and that is definitely great news for their fans and terrible for their rivals.
On Wednesday night, Los Blancos welcomed Galatasaray to the Santiago Bernabeu and treated them to six goals into their net, with no reply whatsoever.
By all means, it was a statement performance by Zinedine Zidane’s men and one that could very well signal their entrance on the stage moving forward.
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The start to the season was a rocky one but now, it seems that Los Blancos are finally dancing to the Frenchman’s desired tune and are looking to get even better as we move past the early stages of the campaign.
But one player who stood head and shoulders above the rest was actually the youngest one on the pitch on the night – Rodrygo Goes.
Real Madrid’s 18-year-old prodigy didn’t have the best start to the season as minutes would scarcely come his way in the first couple of outings.
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All of this changed, however, as Zidane finally realised Rodrygo is electrifyingly good whenever he’s on the pitch and with the ball in his feet.
Against Galatasaray, the youngster scored a hat-trick and registered one more assist in the process, getting himself involved in four out of six goals the Galacticos bagged on Wednesday night.
Interestingly enough, he scored three goals with three shots on target and also managed to maintain a 92.5% passing accuracy in the process as well.
All of that warranted him a perfect 10/10 rating given by WhoScored, and looking at his breathtaking performance as a whole it was a well-deserved accolade.
Now, after that clash, the youngster has a tally of six goals and one assist across all competitions in the 2019/20 season, including his ventures with Real Madrid’s B team, while he has five goals and an assist in six games for the seniors.
By all standards, it seems that Zidane has a true prodigy on his hands.
Let’s see how he handles him this season.