Real Madrid-Liverpool: the superb sequence of Vinicius, on a long ball from Kroos

While Real Madrid received Liverpool in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League this Tuesday evening (on RMC Sport 1), the Brazilian Vinicius Jr opened the scoring in the first period with a magnificent sequence of chest control, cross strike.

His detractors say he’s clumsy, and it’s true the Brazilian can be, from time to time. But Vinicius Jr is also a player capable of dazzling, to tip a match on an inspiration, a magnificent gesture. Or two, for that matter.

While Real Madrid received Liverpool in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League this Tuesday evening (on RMC Sport 1), the young winger (20 years old) opened the scoring in the first period in a very nice sequence.

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Fifth goal of the season

In the 27th minute, Toni Kroos inherited the ball in the Madrid camp, raised his head, and delivered a very long full-axis aerial pass, in the race of Vinicius. The result is splendid: oriented control of the chest between Phillips and Alexander-Arnold, then cross strike of the right, came to lodge in the goal of Alisson (1-0).

This is Vinicius Jr.’s fifth goal this season in 37 appearances, and his second in the Champions League, following his achievement on the very first day against Shakhtar.

In the process, the Brazilian also almost doubled the bet, but this time did not frame his shot from the right (32nd). This did not prevent Real from bringing the score to 2-0 in the 36th, when Asensio took advantage of a completely missed head back from Alexander-Arnold to recover the ball and lob Alisson.

Alexander-Arnold's receding head
Alexander-Arnold’s receding head © RMC Sport
Asensio's goal
Asensio’s goal © RMC Sport

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