Rodrygo’s explosion is the greatest since Raul

08 Nov 2019

At 18 years of age, Rodrygo Goes is already making a name for himself in Real Madrid colors.

He has become the latest star at the Santiago Bernabeu and is drawing comparisons with Raul, who broke into the Real Madrid first team aged 17.

Rodrygo has overtaken Vinicius and may of Real Madrid‘s other attackers in the pecking order and is now an established member of Zinedine Zidane’s ‘A team’.

The Brazilian (18 years and 301 days old) became the second youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League when he netted a perfect treble against Galatasaray.

Raul is still the youngest to do it, with his hat-trick coming against Ferencvaros in 1995 at the age of 18 years and 113 days old.

Rodrygo has the same hunger and desire to succeed at Real Madrid that Raul had and now he has to deal with the pressure of being the next big thing.

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