During the El Clasico on Sunday morning, Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo made a domination claim over Antonio Rudiger, a recent arrival for Real Madrid. Barcelona prevailed 1-0 in a friendly match between the two Spanish powerhouses that took place in Las Vegas.
Raphinha, a recent addition to Barcelona, scored a thunderous goal in the 27th minute to give the Catalan giants the victory. But Ronald Araujo, though, stood out against Real Madrid with a commanding performance.
The Uruguayan international showed his physical dominance and strength by dribbling faster and stronger than Antonio Rudiger and beating him off the ball.
Qué barbaridad, Araujo. pic.twitter.com/G03kL1ZTbF
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 24, 2022
However, ten minutes later, the two were involved in another occurrence that drew the interest of football fans. Jordi Alba’s foul on Vinicius Jr. brought both groups of players together, and Rudiger attempted to haul Araujo out, but the 23-year-old refused to comply.
Once Araujo set down his feet, Rudiger was unable to move him and Thibaut Courtois of Real Madrid had to step in.
Rudiger really thought he had a chance against Araujo 💀💀💀 https://t.co/Iy2iQyPk9f
— Ziad is NOT in pain (@Ziad_EJ) July 24, 2022