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An extraordinary goal by Vinicius puts a smile on Real Madrid’s face, as Los Blancos demolish Shakhtar 5 – 0 and leave doubters behind before the upcoming Clasico.
Real Madrid buried their doubts in Kiev. Whether its first crisis occurred last year, Ancelotti’s team ran over Shakhtar with patience and talent. Los Merengues matured the game, took advantage of the opponent’s errors to unleash themselves after the break. It was yesterday when Vinicius poured out all his class, with a memorable goal to finish the game quite early.
The first half was hopelessly slipping away when Lucas’s exit from the right side called for luck. Benzema ran to the same spot from wherehe scooped up Karius, and this time caused Kryvtsov to panic. The Ukrainian captain tried to clear with his left foot and placed a perfect shot on Trubin, which resulted in a goal for Real Madrid.
With Marlos and Marco Antonio being subbed in, Shakhtar went offensive and left spaces behind, inviting the Real’s forwards to look for them. From behind Dodo, Benzema appeared to throw the diagonal and serve Modric back. The Croatian’s first-touch pass, extraordinarily found Vinicius, who scored. But that was just the appetizer of what was about to come. Nine minutes later, Vini faced Dodo on the left, threw two bicycle dribbles to avoid him, dodged Maycon, stung out against Kryvtsov and, faced with harassment by Marlon, finished confidently, almost without angle, beating Trubin. It was truly a monumental goal.
Later, Vinicius served Rodrygo who placed his left foot in to score the fourth. But Madrid didn’t raise their foot, as Benzema scored the final fifth goal in yesterday’s match. Ancelotti used the changes as a reward, putting Marcelo in, resting Modric and Kroos, and facilitating Vallejo’s debut. Perfect to raise the levels of self-esteem of the entire squad for the Clasico, leaving the doubts behind after a couple of games without winning. Europe witnessed a fearsome face of Ancelotti’s Madrid.