Real star Vinicius Jr destroys opponent with skill that sums up recent form
Vinicius Jr utterly humiliated a hapless Mikel Oyarzabal with a breathtaking piece of skill during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday.
The 21-year-old channelled his Brazilian roots with the audacious manoeuvre, leaving Spaniard Oyarzabal stunned.
Ferland Mendy forwarded the ball to Vinicius – and his first touch left the onrushing Sociedad player completely stranded.
Vinicius has been in spellbinding form for Real Madrid this season, netting 12 times and providing seven assists. According to Fbref, he’s averaged 3.23 successful dribbles per-90 minutes over the past year.
The attacker joined Los Blancos in 2017 from Flamengo, for a reported fee of €46million. The deal at the time was the second most expensive sale of a player in the history of Brazilian football, with Neymar’s €57.1 million move from Santos in 2013 first.
Vinicius scored during the La Liga encounter – scoring in the second half before Luka Jovic doubled Madrid’s lead as they earned all three points at the Reale Arena.
The Spanish giants now sit top of the league, with a substantial 10-point lead over defending champions Atletico Madrid. Their city rivals were beaten 2-1 by Mallorca on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti sang Vinicius' praises after the game, saying he could go on to be one of the best in the world.
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Speaking after his side won 2-1 against Sevilla last month, with the youngster scoring in the 87th minute, the Italian said: “What surprises me about Vinicius is the quality he has in scoring goals.
“His individual quality isn't a surprise, I knew he was strong in his dribbling, in one-one-ones, with his pace, but he's surprising everyone now with his capacity to score.”
“Vinicius today showed a quality that I don't think he's ever shown before.
“It's another step he takes to be one of the best in the world […]. The important thing is he focused on being efficient. When the chance comes, you have to take it.”
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