Real Madrid 5-1 Valencia: Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo shine in Bernabeu rout

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid was the star of the show as he scored two goals to help his team secure a dominant 5-1 victory over Valencia in the LaLiga EA Sports match on Saturday night. The match took place at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain.

Real Madrid wasted no time in taking the lead, with Dani Carvajal finding the back of the net just three minutes into the game. Carvajal received a perfectly executed fifty-yard diagonal ball from Toni Kroos, turned past his defender, and unleashed a powerful half-volley from outside the area.

Vinicius then extended Real’s lead just before halftime. He met Rodrygo’s low cross with his chest and expertly diverted the ball into the net. The Brazilian winger continued his impressive performance in the second half, scoring his second goal of the game by cutting inside and curling a low shot into the near post.

Rodrygo also had a fantastic game, scoring two goals of his own. He took advantage of a mistake by the Valencia goalkeeper, Giorgi Mamardashvii, who gifted him the ball, and calmly slotted it home. Rodrygo’s second goal came after he skillfully turned a defender inside and out before finding the back of the net with his left foot.

Valencia managed to salvage a consolation goal in the 88th minute through Hugo Duro, but it was too little too late for the struggling team. The win brings Real Madrid within two points of La Liga leaders Girona, while Valencia drops to ninth place in the standings.

One of the talking points of the match was the absence of Jude Bellingham, who has been a standout player for Real Madrid this season. However, other players stepped up to the plate and showcased their abilities. Brahim Diaz proved to be a capable replacement in the attacking midfield position, while Toni Kroos demonstrated that he still has plenty to offer in his career. The duo of Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr also put on a show for the home fans, displaying their immense talent and providing great entertainment.

Vinicius Jr was named the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance. At just 23 years old, he continues to impress with his skills and creativity on the field. His first goal, scored with a diving chest, showcased his exceptional talent. With two 20-goal seasons under his belt, Vinicius Jr is poised to take his game to even greater heights.

Here are the player ratings for the match:

Real Madrid: Lunin (7), Carvajal (8), Nacho (6), Alaba (6), Mendy (7), Camavinga (6), Valverde (7), Kroos (8), Brahim Diaz (7), Rodrygo (9), Vinicius Junior (10*).

Valencia: Mamardashvili (4), Correia (6), Mosquera (5), Gabriel (5), Jose Gaya (6), Pepelu (6), Javi Guerra (5), Fran Perez (5), Sergi Canos (6), Diego Lopez (6), Hugo Duro (6).

The match highlights include Carvajal’s early goal, Vinicius Jr’s chested goal, and his spectacular second goal. Rodrygo’s brace and Duro’s consolation goal were also featured.

In terms of key stats, Real Madrid’s victory brings them within two points of La Liga leaders Girona, while Valencia drops to ninth place in the standings.

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