Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid took another big stride in securing the La Liga title with a comfortable victory over Valencia CF on Saturday night. The hosts defeated Valencia by four goals to one in a statement of intent.
Brazilian international Vinicius Jr was yet again in fine form as he registered two important goals. French striker Karim Benzema too returned to his goal-scoring form as he got on the scoresheet.
The first goal came from the penalty spot but the second was a pure poacher’s finish. Benzema evaded his marker with ease and then calmly finished into the bottom corner.
Vinicius Jr jumped over the Real Madrid logo on the pitch as a mark of respect
It has been quite the season for Vinicius Jr who is among the best players in Europe currently. He added two more goals to his tally this season to guide the Los Blancos to victory.
While his second goal was simply a tap in, his first was one filled with class. Vinicius Jr danced through the Valencia defence after combining with Karim Benzema to score comfortably.
However, that was not the moment that caught the eye of Real Madrid supporters. During the match, Vinicius was chasing a ball that went out of play. While running he was right in front of the Madrid logo but immediately hopped over it as a sign of respect.
This has caught the eye of Madrid fans and they are highly impressed with this gesture. Many took to social media and praised Vinicius Jr for not stepping on the logo.
“Vinicius has returned well,” Ancelotti said in his post-match. “He has not excelled much in dribbling but he was ready to score goals. He has scored goals from a forward area and Karim is always the same.“