Antonio Rüdiger has been showcased series of impressive display in Chelsea’s opening UEFA Champions League match win over Zenit St Petersburg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
The defender, who made the left centre-back position his own, with his commanding defending and powerful ball-carrying, delivered incredible performer at the hearts of Chelsea defence against Russian giants.
One of the moment of magic display of German international was appeared in second-half when Chelsea’s yet to broken the deadlock of Sergei Sémak’s men.
The 28-year-old centre-back, made a fantastic driving run from his own half, showing superb intelligence in movement and deftness in control, that brought him all the way to the Zenit box.
From that point onwards, buoyed by the encouragement of the Stamford Bridge faithful, Rüdigér displayed his best footwork yet and proceeded to get a shot off on goal against Stanislav Kritsyuk.
Sadly, the end product was a wayward one with Rudiger’s strike finding its home in the advertising hoardings, but it was a spectacular run nonetheless, so be sure to check it out down below:
Antonio Rúdigêr vs Zenit St Petersburg:
Passing Accuracy: 94%
Tackle Success: 100%
Aerial Duel Success: [3/3] 100%
Ground Duels Won: 3/5
Shots Blocked: 1