LC: Pele says fellow countryman Rodrygo «is enlightened»


Former Brazilian player Pelé said today that his compatriot Rodrygo, who scored an ‘encore’ against Manchester City and who helped Real Madrid qualify for the Champions League final, “is enlightened”.

“I always knew the day would come to congratulate you, my friend. There is no other way for those who work hard and love what they do. You are enlightened and you will bring us a lot of joy”, commented Pelé, in a publication on his official account on the social network Instagram, along with a photo of the young Brazilian forward dressed in the ‘canarinha’.

Considered by many to be the best player of the 20th century, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known worldwide as Pelé, congratulated his compatriot and Real Madrid for the sensational comeback against Manchester City: “Congratulations to Real Madrid. I can’t wait to see the final.”

Rodrygo, 21, started his career at Santos – precisely the club in which Pelé became famous -, having transferred to Real Madrid in 2019.

On Wednesday, Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League final, beating Manchester City 3-1 at home, after extra time, in the second leg of the semi-finals, operating the turnaround in the tie, after the English won the first leg 4-3.

At the Santiago Bernabéu, Algerian Riyad Mahrez advanced City in the 73rd minute, but Rodrygo, at 90 and 90+1, tied the tie and took the match to extra time, during which Frenchman Karim Benzema sentenced the Merengues to qualify, at 95, from a penalty.

Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the Champions League final on May 28 in Paris.


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