Vinicius He was, without a doubt, the big winner of last night. For the first time in his career, the Brazilian convinced each and every one of the fans of the Real Madrid and football in general. The player who was accused of not having a goal was crowned with two goals in a quarter-final and against a great rival like him Liverpool. In addition to the many, he did not stop generating problems for the visiting defense, which ended up unhinged with him. The first, Alexander–Arnold, which was unable to stop him at any time.
But not only in Spain has there been written about Vini’s machado. All over the world, with special affection in Brazil, his country, the media have praise the extreme after his exhibition at the Of Stefano.
O Globo (Brazil)
The journalist Carlos Eduardo Mansur dedicated some beautiful lines to Vinicius in the largest media in Brazil, valuing the dreamy night that he caught on against Liverpool and praising his figure to put him at the height of stars such as Kroos or De Bruyne. “Last October, the cameras of French television Telefoot captured a dialogue between Benzema and Mendy. The attacker told the defender phrases like: “He does what he wants, don’t play with him … Play with us.” The hegemonic interpretation in Spain was that the target was Vinícius Júnior and his style was seen as anarchic. Nothing like time. Yesterday was the night of Kroos and De Bruyne. But what do Kroos and Kevin de Bruyne’s performances say about Vinícius? It is that, in general, the final stages of the Champions League are the stages for what are conventionally called hierarchy players. And on a night in which the German and the Belgian reaffirmed the status they enjoy, Vinícius Júnior was also the protagonist. For those who need confidence, for those who always seem to be under pressure, to explain why Real Madrid sought him out so young and for so much money, nights like this are precious. Because they reaffirm that the forward is not a stranger in the elite. At least this Tuesday, anyone who wants to talk about the brilliance of space players in decisive Champions League matches, can talk about Kroos and De Bruyne. But he will also have to talk about Vinícius… “.
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“With a Vini Jr show, Real Madrid opened a good lead against Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. This Tuesday, the ‘merengues’ beat the ‘reds’ 3-1 with two goals from the Brazilian and another from Asensio, “Lance comments on the performance of his compatriot.
Also from Brazil, Extra assures that Vinicius was the leader of the white team in the important victory against Liverpool. “Vinícius Júnior leads Real Madrid in the victory against Liverpool (3-1) in the main course of the first day of the quarterfinals. Vinícius Júnior already has a night of the knockout stages of the Champions League to call his own. The forward scored two goals in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool. “
The Day (Brazil)
Another great medium of the South American country, O Dia, raises Vinicius above the rest. They rate their performance as a show. “Vinícius Junior had a great performance in the victory over Liverpool. The forward led Real Madrid’s victory at home and secured an important advantage for the second leg, at Anfield, on the 14th. The Brazilian’s show was decisive in the game. result of the first match valid for the quarterfinals of the Champions League “.
Liverpool Echo (England)
The reference medium for a large part of the red fans praises the figure of the Brazilian, ensuring that, with his performance, he has justified the interest he generates in the football world. “He has been excellent and has generated all kinds of problems for the Liverpool defense.” Of course, he blames the visiting center-backs for his first goal and Alisson for the second.
Daily Mail (Inglaterra)
The British portal values the difficulty of Vinicius’ first goal. “He turned Kroos’s pass into something great. He killed the ball with his chest taking an overwhelmed Phillips out of the game. A low shot did the rest,” he commented. “It seems to be in tune tonight,” he said in the minute by minute of the game. On his paper cover he talks about the “anquiliation” of Real Madrid to the reds.
The Sun (Inglaterra)
The mythical English medium describes Vinicius as “electric but inconsistent”. That if, ensures that I create “panic” in the visiting defense. “Vinicius scores a doublet that could be crucial,” they explain in a caption. On their paper cover they bet on Vinicius and describe the match as “a real shock.”
Daily Star (Inglaterra)
Covers of The Sun and Daily Star
One of the many tabloid newspapers in England bets on its typical puns with a “Kick Vin the balls”, that is, a ‘kick in the balls’ of Real Madrid and the reds with Vinicius vindicated through that ‘V’ in the ‘in’ of the expression. “Liverpool suffered in Madrid and leaves their European hopes hanging by a thread,” they briefly add on their paper cover.
The headline of the acclaimed French media is for the Brazilian. “The great evening of Vinicius”, he states. “Led by a brilliant Vinicius, Real punished Liverpool’s defensive generosity,” he adds, alleging much of the blame for the visiting defense.
France Football (Francia)
“The Brazilian, often criticized for losing his dribbling and wasting goals already made, had an excellent game against the reds,” says the half of the Ballon d’Or about Vinicius. It also highlights the many problems it generated for the Liverpool defense. They consider “The winner” (the winner of the night).
Corriere dello Sport (Italy)
“The Vinicius show” they headline in Italy, considering the 20-year-old boy the star of the night. “Salah reopened the game, but Vinicius closed it” they comment in the chronicle about the game, adding that he was the white player who generated more problems for the rival team.