Rodri has just scored an incredible goal to open the scoring against Bayern

Manchester City star Rodri opened the scoring in the side’s Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, in the most stunning way possible.

City is still in the hunt to finish the season by winning the Treble, but they must become European champions for the first time in order to do that.

They couldn’t have a much more difficult route to the final than having to get past 2020 champions Bayern, and then either 2022 or 2021 champions in the shape of Real Madrid or Chelsea.

Despite that tough route to success, a supercomputer believes that Pep Guardiola’s side will be crowned champions of the continent in June.

In the driving rain on Tuesday night, City proved exactly why people have them as favourites to go on and win the competition this season, although they usually are according to the bookies.

Guardiola’s team dominated the best chances of the first half, but it wasn’t one of their many attacking options who provided the moment of the half.

Instead it was defensive midfielder Rodri, a man who had gone 44 previous Champions League appearances without scoring a single goal.

He took the moment to score an utter worldie from outside of the area, giving Bayern keeper Yann Sommer no chance, as he curled it home into the far corner.

“Wow. What an unbelievable strike that is from Rodri,” said Alan Shearer.

“This is Rodri’s ‘weaker’ foot by the way! WHAT. A. GOAL!” exclaimed one fan.

Poetically another fan added, “Rodri goal. An arrow so true, driven with such art, power and arc that neither Manchester rain nor Yann Sommer could stop it.”

One Chelsea supporter remembered the former Atletico Madrid star not starting the 2021 final between the two sides noting, “I thank Pep every day for benching this Rodri in the 20/21 UCL final.”

“Damn Rodri sure knows how to score a screamer,” posted a fifth.

Lots of City fans were using it as a new reason to prove why their star is better than Casemiro, as the best defensive midfielder in the world, but Scottish fans were still mocking the 26-year-old, with one adding, “Couldn’t do that on a rainy, windy Tuesday night in mount Florida.”

Rodri celebrates his goal. Image: Alamy

Mount Florida is the area in Glasgow where Hampden Park is, and Rodri certainly didn’t have his best night there recently, in a Euro 2024 qualifier.

Scott McTominay scored twice as Scotland caused a major upset against Spain, leading to the City star belittling Steve Clarke’s side and claiming they played ‘rubbish football.’

He was mocked by Ally McCoist following his moaning, and perhaps he should have just whipped out a world class goal to stop his team losing?

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