Pep Guardiola’s injury woes eased as Rodri shines in Spain’s victory over Georgia
Rodri, the Spanish midfielder, made a wonderful comeback to the international stage on Sunday night, bringing much-needed a break for Manchester City. With a small knock that kept him out of Thursday’s win over Cyprus, there were questions about his availability for the eagerly awaited weekend match against Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Rodri played a commanding 86-minute performance in Spain’s 3-1 win over Georgia in Valladolid.
Spain’s win confirmed their place atop Group A in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, finishing their campaign with an outstanding seven wins out of eight matches.
The team’s success was summed up by goals from Robin Le Normand and Ferran Torres, with the opponent adding an own goal from Luka Lochoshvili.
Rodri’s return couldn’t have come at a better time for Pep Guardiola, who is grappling with a series of injuries within his squad. The midfielder’s presence is crucial for City, as evidenced by the team’s struggles during his recent three-match suspension in the early autumn.
With the Liverpool clash looming, Rodri’s comeback is not just a boost for Guardiola but a sigh of relief for City fans, providing much-needed stability in the midst of an ongoing injury crisis.
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