It seemed incredible, but the Real Madrid players came out off on their return to the Santiago Bernabéu and their fans 560 days later. Goal against in minute 4 due to lack of defensive intensity. But the Brazilian Vinicius Junior played something else and ended up receiving kisses from a Madrid fan who represented the other 19,873 spectators.
Before the game, the fans longed for the French Kylian Mbappé, so close and at the same time, finally, so far from wearing white this Sunday. But ‘Vini’ gave them the medicine to forget the Gaul.
From the first minute he was the one who lifted the public from their seats at each start, each dribble… he played something else. Not even the break for the national teams, in which he made the trip to play only 45 minutes against Chile, could with his brilliant start to the season. Three goals in three games with Real Madrid, the same as in the entire previous season.
And against Celta de Vigo he surpassed this mark. Go to the space of the French Karim Benzema and Vinicius, with all the time in the world to define, he once again removed those ghosts that appeared so much in his head every time he faced the goalkeeper. Definition of class. With the inside and the ball glued to the long stick. Unstoppable.
His race to the stands also unstoppable to jump over the fence and hug the Madrid fans, who more than returned his affection and even one, who will see the image repeated over and over again throughout his life, dared to fill him with kisses before the police intervened to get him out of there. A middle-aged man who represented the rest of the Real Madrid fans. The referee showed the Brazilian yellow card for getting into the stands to celebrate the goal.
In this still under construction, Santiago Bernabéu will soon repeat the phrase “we have come to see Vinicius”. And Carlo Ancelotti knows it. He opted for him from the beginning and tweaked his system so as not to take him out of his favorite area of action, the left wing.
A place that he also shares with Eden Hazard, but he acted with greater freedom to leave room for a ‘Vini’ who, in case he was missing something at this start of the season, was consecrated as an idol of the fans. EFE.