Rodrygo Equals Lionel Messi’s Record After Netting Brace in Copa Del Rey Final
Rodrygo reached an impressive milestone as Real Madrid cruised to Copa del Rey success. He bagged a brace as Los Merengues edged Osasuna in the final, held at the Estadio de La Cartuja, Seville. The 22-year-old matched a feat previously chalked by Lionel Messi in the process
Rodrygo continues to etch his name in the annals of Real Madrid and Spanish football history with his latest goal-scoring heroics in the final of the Copa del Rey.
The Brazilian forward scored on either side of half-time to help Los Blancos win their first Spanish Cup title since 2014 at the expense of Osasuna on Saturday evening.
He drew first blood for the defending La Liga champions within two minutes when zippy winger Vinicius Junior bamboozled his way through the Osasuna defence before setting him up.
Lucas Torro will draw the Pamplona-based side level after halftime. Nonetheless, Rodrygo, who has carved a niche for himself as the man for the big occasion, restored the lead for Carlo Ancelotti’s men slotting home from close range after Toni Kroos’ deflected effort fell kindly to him.
Real Madrid will hold on to record their 20th Copa del Rey crown, their first in nine years.
Aside from annexing the silverware, Rodrygo also became the first player since Lionel Messi to score multiple goals in the Copa del Rey final with his brace against Osasuna, according to ESPN.