FOotball is back in Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and real Madrid marked this event with a bright victory, and Vinicius Junior showed one of his best performances in the white game.
Nearly 23,000 viewers watched the dramatic soccer match and seven goals, while home fans were able to leave content. They ended up witnessing a brawl after it looked like Celta Vigo might be upset and led twice in the first half.
When Los Blancos went on the attack, they were impressive and Vinicius began to look like a real star. The 21-year-old striker has matured and added play intelligence to his sensational talent, making him an effective and devastating weapon.
Benzema rushes to the rescue
As Celta stepped forward twice to ruin the party, Madrid’s savior did not surprise anyone. Of course, Karim Benzema raised his rank and brought his side back into the game. When needed most, the Frenchman evened the score twice, first thanks to a clever cut from Fede Valverde and then heading in a graceful lumbago from Miguel Gutierrez. The cherry on top for Benzema was the night that Winnie Jr. won the penalty spot and the veteran striker fought it off with his hat-trick. That’s five goals in four games this season, which means he’s still one of the best in the world, in case anyone else doubted it.
Vini, star of La Liga
Carlo Ancelotti seems to have turned Vinicius into another player. Skill, pace and ability were always there, but he made a leap, becoming more decisive, more effective and purposeful. He has gone from being an expensive avenue to being not only the best player on this team, but also the star of La Liga Santander. Playing like this, he cannot be stopped, and it is very interesting to watch the birth of a star. There were hints of compatriot Ronaldo in his goal of taking Los Blancos ahead 3-2, and that says something, while only Benzema has scored more goals in Santander’s La Liga this season.
There is no one better than Modric
Despite being closer to 40 than 30, Modric is still second to none in midfield. Pulling the strings in the middle, he played a huge role in the return of “Madrid”. It was his parried shot that allowed Kamavinga to score, but the Croat deserved a goal for his game.
Murillo is lucky not to see red
Jason Murillo nearly ruined the opening of the Bernabeu with a terrible test on Eden Hazard. The Belgian was lucky, as was Murillo, who escaped yellow, which caused the rightly indignation of the home fans.
Best Tribute to Lorenzo Sans
Real Madrid paid tribute to former President Lorenzo Sansa, as well as all other club members and former players who passed away during the pandemic. The earth was filled with emotion, and his family appreciated the gesture.