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The 21-year-old Brazilian winger has been in scintillating form for Madrid this season and proved his value towards Carlo Ancelotti’s side in their La Liga clash.
Vinicius fired Madrid into the lead in the second half at the Visit Mallorca Stadium, with the Los Blancos winger taking his goalscoring tally to 14 in La Liga this season.
Karim Benzema, whose stunning hat-trick knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League last week, scored a quick-fire brace to seal a 3-0 win for Madrid.
Vini Jr puts Real Madrid in front! 🔥— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) March 14, 2022
The Brazilian superstar combines with Karim Benzema to take full advantage of the Mallorca mistake ⚪ pic.twitter.com/svm1v911MD
The 34-year-old French striker doubled Madrid’s lead from the spot-kick before Benzema connected with Marcelo’s cross to fire a powerful header past Sergio Rico.
Madrid’s convincing win keeps Ancelotti’s men in complete control of the La Liga title race, with Los Blancos leading second-place Sevilla by 10 points.
However, eagle-eyed fans spotted a pacey Vinicius ruining Maffeo with his sublime footwork before half-time.
The Brazil international burst his way into the Mallorca box with his stunning pace as Maffeo scrambled back to stop him.
Que mlk abusado, olha o que o Vinicius Jr aprontou pra cima do defensor do Mallorca. 🔥pic.twitter.com/rGQF3hOVyr— Arrascaeta Koringa (@arrascakoringa) March 14, 2022
Come on Vinicius, these people have families 😂 pic.twitter.com/Cg65gxUTu2— Football Stage (@Football__Stage) March 14, 2022
Stop That Vinicius He Has Family. pic.twitter.com/G5SjMiWee7— Stop That Taarabt (@StopThatTaarabt) March 14, 2022
Vinicius has them breakdancing. pic.twitter.com/Fq579HT212— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) March 14, 2022
Vinicius had the better of his man and knocked the ball away with a slight flick, which left the 24-year-old Spanish right-back crashing onto the pitch.
“Come on, Vinicius, these people have families,” one fan tweeted.
A second Twitter user wrote: “No man, this boy is disrespectful.”
Another added: “Vinicius has them breakdancing.”
While a fourth said: “LOL, Vini is too crazy. Had him on skates.”
And a fifth commented: “He and Benzema are the reason I don't miss matches.”
Benzema has scored an impressive 22 times in La Liga this season and is the league’s top scorer, with Madrid teammate Vinicius second in the goalscoring chart.
Madrid will return to La Liga action on Sunday when they host fierce rivals Barcelona for their El Clasico clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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