Antonio Rudiger was once again delivered impressive performances in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League semi-final second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
The German centre, who was completely frozen out under Frank Lampard and looked set to leave Stamford Bridge, has been resurgence under Thomas Tuchel by establish as one of the pivotal player in Blues’ squad.
Rudiger, who set up Pulisic’s lovely goal against Madrid last week, made the left centre-back position his own, with his commanding defending and powerful ball-carrying making him completely undroppable at current.
Despite suffered facial injury towards the end of his side’s 1-1 draw in the first-leg against Real Madrid last week, that resulting missed victory over Fulham, the German star made impressive return to action on Wednesday evening.
Rudiger start alongside Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva at the hearts of Chelsea defence and using his absurd combination of pace, power and phenomenal defensive technique to made important interventions to frustrate Madrid.
The German centre-back produced brilliant effort from range in the first ten minutes before using his absurd combination of pace, power and phenomenal defensive technique to rock at the back.