Vinicius Junior has been one of the trending names on social media after his brace against Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League 2021. The first leg of the Champions League 20221 was held in the backyard of Real Madrid and it was the 20-year who scored a brace and led Real Madrid to a 3-1 win. With this, Vinicius Junior became the second-youngest scorer for Real Madrid in the UCL knock out matches. Jr is 20 years and 268 days old. Raul Gonzalez was the youngest as he was 18 years and 253 days old. Vinicius Junior’s Brace Leads Real Madrid to 3-1 Over Liverpool in UCL 2021.
Vinicius Junior scored a goal at the 27th and 65th minute of the match. Toni Kross had provided an assist for the first goal. This was Toni's 10th pass in the Champions League and La Liga this season. This was the first time that Vinicius has scored a brace in the Champions League. Marco Asensio was also chipped in with a goal at the 36th minute. Mohamed Salah was the only one who scored a goal for Liverpool.
Here's the first goal:
Vinicius Jr was selected as the best player of the match and in a short video, he said that he was quite happy with the team's performance.
Zinedine Zidane was also pleased with the effort put in by the team. He lauded the players of Real Madrid in the post-match presser. The second led of the match will be held on April 15, 2021.