Vinicius produced his finest performance in a Real Madridshirt with a pair of goals to lead Los Blancos to a 3-1 victory against Liverpool in the first leg of the 2020/21 Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
The Brazilian’s two goals sandwiched a strike from Marco Asensio in what was a largely commanding performance from the home side. Nevertheless, a strong spell early in the second half yielded a precious away goal for Liverpool from Mohamed Salah and gives the Premier League side plenty of hope going into next week’s return leg at Anfield.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Vázquez, Militão, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Modrić, Kroos; Asensio, Vinícius, Benzema.
Subs: Lunin, Altube, Marcelo, Valverde, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano, Rodrigo, Arribas, Chust
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Jota
Subs: Adrian, H. Davies, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, B. Davies, R. Williams, Cain