Vinicius Junior Lays On Filthy Assist For Karim Benzema's Goal Against Ajax

Vinicius Junior looks like an absolute star in the making, further showing he has the potential to be something very special with his stunning assist tonight.

Under Julen Lopetegui, the Brazilian youngster barely got a look-in and had to contend with playing for the club's Castilla side.

But Santiago Solari, who saw what he was capable of in the B team, has given him plenty of opportunities on the first-team stage and Vinicius has grabbed them with both hands.

On his latest start the former Flamengo starlet span in behind the Ajax defence, mugged off three players and then had the composure to pick out Karim Benzema, who smashed home his 60th Champions League goal in the round of 16 first leg in Amsterdam.

The 18-year old boy-wonder is just deadly with the ball at his feet and had fans waxing lyrical over his silky piece of play on social media:

Vinicius has struck up quite the telepathic relationship with Benzema on the pitch of late and already looks perfectly at home on the Los Blancos left flank.

He's not actually been in the side that long and yet he has proved nine assists for Real this term - which is more than any other player has managed.

This kid is different gravy...

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

Next Up

arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up camera clock comment cursor facebook-messenger facebook Instagram link new-window play share snapchat submit twitter vine whatsapp ODDSbible