Rodri is celebrating history…
The 26-year-old Spanish soccer player, whose full name is Rodrigo Hernández Cascante, earned a spot in futbol history on Saturday night by scoring Manchester City‘s first ever goal in a European Cup or UEFA Champions League final.
But Rodri, a midfielder, made the breakthrough after 68 minutes in Istanbul to open the scoring against Inter Milan.
Rodri hammered home from 16 yards after Bernardo Silva‘s attempted cross had been deflected into his path.
This was only Rodri’s second ever goal in Europe’s top club competition.
His first had come during Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their quarterfinal.
Saturday’s strike proved to be the only goal of the game as Manchester City went on to beat Inter 1-0 and complete a famous treble.
Pep Guardiola‘s class of 2023 are only the second team ever to be English champions, European champions and FA Cup winners in the same season.