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Antonio Rüdiger was a key figure in Real Madrid‘s dramatic late draw with Shakhtar Donetsk, scoring a superb diving header in the fifth minute of injury time to secure Carlo Ancelotti’s side a place in the Champions League last 16.

After colliding with the opposing goalkeeper, the defender sustained a gruesome injury that required stitches.

See how Rüdiger was treated by the club’s medical team in the locker room, as well as the support he received from his teammates. Watch the video above.

Antonio Rudiger Injury
Antonio Rudiger Injury

“We alive,” Rudiger wrote on Instagram.

He added on Wednesday: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I am okay – thanks for all your messages.”

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