Rodrygo convinces Zidane and dazzles Bernabéu
Rodrygo's performance against Leganés made him in the Madrid elite. Not only did he work upfront, in his position, but he also helped the defence whenever necessary.
It was the 1st league match he started for Real Madrid but Rodrygo left great sensations in his start at the Bernabéu. 7 minutes in and he got his first goal of the season.
After a good performance against Galatasaray, Zidane trusted in the Brazilian again, who didn't give him any reason not to play him. It's not only him going above and beyond, nor is it just his shooting, it's everything combined to be Real Madrid's great hope.
The understanding that he had with Hazard and Benzema upfront makes him earn his starting place at the first time of asking. It will be difficult for his teammates to get ahead of him in the starting XI.
The Brazilian winger was involved in one of the best passages of play of the match. He beat Jonathan Silva and got away from him before finding Fede Valverde.
So, between physical problems, Zidane has found his starlet. Rodrygo is already dazzling at a Santiago Bernabeu who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new gem.