“With Vinicius you know that every time something is going to happen and that you are not going to be bored. César Sanchez, former Real Madrid goalkeeper, is not mistaken. Brazilian genius shone the light this Sunday evening in a clash between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC, which will not have kept all its promises.
As we were heading for a disappointing and uninspiring draw, the Brazilian winger (21) offered the victory to a gloomy Real in the dying seconds (2-1), from a curl from the outside of the surface, ending his race in the window opposite Bounou (87th), after having deposited Lucas Ocampos on his side. Vinicius, who was the most moving Madrid (8th, 27th, 70th) of the meeting, at the same time scored his 9th goal of the season in La Liga, and illuminated a very gloomy evening.
Because in the cold of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrilenians and Sevillians had previously lacked everything. The Andalusians, who have multiplied the hot opportunities throughout the first period, can also bite their fingers. If Rafa Mir punished the passivity of the Madrid defense with a head on a corner (12th), the great Spanish center-forward (1.90m) could have killed the match in stride, on a double attempt saved on the line by David Alaba, then slammed by Thibaut Courtois (14th). Lucas Ocampos hit the bar (30th) with a curl at the entrance to the surface, after dropping Casemiro with a devastating hook. Before a few minutes later, the referee, Mr. Sanchez, does not decide not to flinch on a disputed fault of Alaba on the Argentinian in the box (35th).
The Sevillian highlight had passed, and during it, Karim Benzema once again showed his outstanding finisher qualities to allow Real to equalize (32nd) against the run of the game, having followed a long shot from Eder. Militao, poorly captured by Bounou.
With crumbs, “KB9” scored his 11th goal of the season in La Liga, and scored a little more his legend. The former Lyon has indeed become the top French scorer in club history, with 361 goals. In the second half, Real Madrid had more dominated in the game, without however being sufficiently dangerous, before Vinicius, therefore, or “the most unbalanced player in the world” according to Carlo Ancelotti, scored on the only attempt on target from Real of the whole second act.
Thanks to Vinicius, the Merengues consolidate their leadership position, with 4 points ahead of their runner-up, Atlético de Madrid, winner earlier on the lawn of Cadiz (4-1). Sevilla FC, meanwhile, made the wrong operation in the evening and fell back to 4th position.