In the absence of Karim Benzema, it was Vinicius Jr who donned the cape of the Madrid hero during the trip to Elche.
Real Madrid regained a taste for victory this Saturday in the Spanish championship. And for that, the Merengue can thank Vinicius Jr. The Brazilian striker is responsible for offering the victory to his team by slamming a double. A great performance through which he made people forget the absence of Karim Benzema.
Vinicius Jr has 9 goals this season
Vinicius Jr therefore scored both goals for his own. First, in the 22nd minute, he took advantage of an excellent serve from Mariano Diaz. Then, he ensured the second in the 73rd at a time when his team was struggling despite being outnumbered. Ideally launched by Luka Modric, he accelerated to speed up his vis-à-vis before beating the goalkeeper with a nice dive.
With his brace of the day, Vinicius Jr has seven La Liga goals this season and 14 in all competitions. There is no longer any doubt that he has reached a new dimension within the Castilian team.
Not to miss
Without Vinicius’ blows, it is not certain that Real would have pocketed the three points in this game. Carlo Ancelotti’s team seemed to lack bite and drive. Offensively, she was also uninspired.
Elche delivered a much better face in this meeting and would have deserved to come out of it with at least one draw. But, the locals did not score when it was necessary. At the end of the first period, Lucas Pérez missed a nice equalizer, after a nice donation from Pastore.
By winning this Saturday, Real temporarily find themselves at the top of the standings, ahead of Real Sociedad. Without being flamboyant, the Madrid team therefore manages to hold its place in this championship. This is not the case with his historic rival Barça, 9th with 9 points less.