But what was the substitute's overall impact?
📷 Rodrygo: Match Snapshot
⚽ ⏱️ 80' The match was delicately poised at 2-2 with just over 10 minutes remaining when Vincius broke down the left-hand side of the Inter half and crossed the ball into the path of the in-coming Rodrygo.
Rodrygo, just inside the penalty box, took one touch to steady himself, and promptly smashed the ball into the top corner with his right foot.
It was a wonderfully worked goal that arrived at a crucial time for the home side, who were living dangerously against the Italian side.
〽️ Rodrygo: Rating Week-on-Week
The young Brazilian only got 26 minutes this evening, but he did much better than in his previous outing, where he recorded a 6.0 FC Rating.
Tonight's performance earned him a 6.9 FC Rating, mainly due to his winning goal which earned Madrid a valuable win.
🗝️ Key Stats
Rodrygo match stats
Rodrygo: What Next?
The 18-year-old needs to continue to make the most of his chances, and scoring important goals like tonight will go a long way to ingratiating himself into the good graces of boss Zinedine Zidane.
For Madrid it puts the group in the balance, with four points from three matches, and it's still anyone's guess who will qualify.