Benzema and Vinicius

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Vinicius Jr. relief of the season has been erected in the Real Madrid. The young Brazilian forward is already one of the fixtures of Zidane at eleven. Regular companion of Benzema, has left criticism and doubts behind until settling in the most recurrent team of the merengue team. They need to polish offensive details, but the quality jump from last year to this one has been remarkable.

The 20-year-old has been present in all three Champions League games that Real Madrid has played to date. In addition, only one duel of the white team has been lost in the league competition. Accumulate almost 600 minutes on the legs and he is among the players most employed by Zidane so far this campaign.

However, their stay on the pitch does not go unnoticed. Vinicius, in addition to increasing his weight in the team, is having a great impact on Real Madrid’s results. So much so that, at the start of the league, was placed as the top scorer of the capital’s staff.

Vinicius adds three goals in the ten games played, as well as an assist that was decisive in the duel between Real Madrid and the Inter Milan, when the Brazilian put a perfect ball to his compatriot Rodrygo to achieve the final 3-2 and give him the first three points in Champions to the Zidane box. He sees the door, according to his average, every 197 minutes on the pitch.

The clearest example that Vinicius matters a lot in the merengue team is that he is among the team’s top scorers, only behind Benzema, who has six goals so far this season, and tying with other players in the form of Sergio Ramos and Fede Valverde. In minutes, without going any further, he surpasses heavyweights in the last years of Real Madrid as Toni Kroos.

Jump with Brazil

The news that confirmed Vinicius’ good form was the call from Tite for the canarinha parties. The Real Madrid striker, having a great campaign with the white jersey, received the expected call-up from the Brazilian team. It had been one of his goals for a long time, and since he hadn’t broken up in the capital, he hadn’t been able to achieve it.

On October 23, Vinicius exploded with joy: “Nothing more special than being called up for the selection on the King’s birthday. Long live the greatest and best of all. “Coincidence or not, the young scorer celebrated his call on the same day that Pelé had his birthday.

Vinicius will have two opportunities to debut this campaign with the national team. His last, and only, appearance goes back to 2019 in a friendly. It will, therefore, be his debut in an official match and what better way to do it with World Cup qualification at stake.

Fede Valverde and Vinicius Júnior celebrate Real Madrid's goal in El Clásico

Fede Valverde and Vinicius Júnior celebrate Real Madrid’s goal in El Clásico


The first opportunity will be before Venezuela on the 14th and the second on the 17th before Uruguay. In that duel, as a result of his injury, his teammate Fede Valverde will not be there. Two decisive matches for Brazil, which fights against an Argentina that maintains an undefeated pulse, where Vinicius wants to consecrate himself.

Main point

Vinicius is already established in Real Madrid. He is not a young player who must adapt to the first team and the competition elite. Vinicius, at 20, is already a reality in the white team. With Zidane he has established himself and aspires to be Benzema’s right hand in attack. Furthermore, the controversies that have arisen are completely resolved.

The call with Brazil will be his golden test. Confirm what he has been doing at Real Madrid and convince Tite for future calls. Competition at the top of the attack is not lacking and that is why being part of the Brazilian list is a prize for a young 20-year-old Vinicius.

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