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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.
:dart: Vinicius Junior
Brilliant assist from Real's teen star and the holders lead in Amsterdam :ok_hand: pic.twitter.com/Ks0Fcm1mYh
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 13, 2019
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 Jr. dribbled over 3 players before passing it to Benzema and scoring. What a man!
- Rey (@ReyLaMadrid) February 13, 2019
What a play from Vinicius Jr leading to Benzema's goal :flushed::flushed::ok_hand::ok_hand::ok_hand::clap::clap::clap: #UCL pic.twitter.com/R5LPmAb7jx
- Catherine (@cathlavoie1) February 13, 2019
Vinicius Jr. needs a Selecao call up. Man is balling
- :soccer:Felipe (@FootyFelipe) February 13, 2019
Vinicius JR IS GOING TO BE ELITE:fire:
- JOKER:black_joker: (@panamaraised) February 13, 2019
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.
Vinicius Jr. Is levels damn:fire::fire:
- Jr. (@RM_danso) February 13, 2019
This kid is different gravy...
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