Why is Antonio Rudiger wearing a mask during the Champions League final against Manchester City?

CHELSEA defender Toni Rudiger is starting in the Champions League final.

But he will be sporting a different look, with the Germany defender wearing a mask.


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Why is Antonio Rudiger wearing a mask?

Rudiger, 28, suffered a facial injury in Chelsea's 1-1 first leg draw with Real Madrid.

And he was seen wearing a mask in the second leg, which the Blues won 2-0 to reach the Champions League final.

Boss Thomas Tuchel said: “For Toni, he can play with a mask, so it’s just about getting used to it.

"For Kovacic he felt something. It’s very likely he will not make it.

“But I’m very happy to arrive with this group in the semi-final. We feel ready for a big fight.”

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