“It’s all good guys” – Antonio Rudiger clarifies what actually happened between him and Braga assistant

Real Madrid won 2-1 against Braga in the Champions League fixture.


“It’s all good guys” – Antonio Rudiger clarifies what actually happened between him and Braga assistant

Scenes involving Antonio Rudiger after the full-time whistle (Via X/@MadridUniversal)

Real Madrid took on Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Los Blancos are top of Group C, with 9 points in 3 games. The club have won all 3 of their group stage games, and the game against Braga followed suit. Real prevailed against the low block of Braga, with goals from Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham helping the visitors to a 1-2 win.

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However, the game produced a heated moment after the full-time whistle. A video recorded by a fan from the stands shows Real Madrid players in a tussle with staff from the opposition team. Following the match, reports suggested that a Braga assistant coach had racially abused Antonio Rudiger. Subsequently, it was for this reason that Rudiger got into an altercation with the coach.

However, Rudiger was quick to clarify the issue and reveal what actually happened. Rudiger took to social media, and in reply to a post, said that there was no racial abuse involved.

It's all good again guys - I'm relaxed.
Rudiger on X

He added:

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There was just a little dispute after our ways crossed after the final whistle.

He quickly shifted his attention to the next game, saying “let’s focus on Saturday now“.

Real Madrid prevail in gritty encounter against S.C. Braga

Real Madrid took on Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday. In a gritty encounter, the visitors prevailed 2-1. The win meant that Real Madrid now have 9 points from their first 3 games and sit comfortably at the top of Group C. Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham got the goals for Real. Álvaro Djaló pulled one back for the home side, but it proved to be too little too late, as Real managed to hang on to their one-goal lead.

Jude Bellingham's celebration vs Braga
Bellingham vs Braga (Via X/@brfootball)

Rodrygo gave his side the lead early on when he got on the end of a cross from Vinicius Jr. The #11 slid onto the cross, before the ball hit the post and went in. It was smooth sailing for Real after the goal, as they created multiple chances. Fede Valverde drew his shot wide, while Vinicius’ goal was flagged offside. However, Real put distance between the home side when Jude Bellingham curled his shot to the far right of the post.

Alvaro Djalo pulled a goal back for the home side, after relentless attempts starting from the first half. His 63rd-minute strike mounted pressure on the visitors. However, Carlo Ancelotti’s side hung on to their one-goal lead. The game ended with controversy when Antonio Rudiger was forced off a Braga staff, as the two got into an altercation.

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