Match attendance: 26,689
Who was Man Of The Match? Vinicius Jr
Los Blancos under Carlo Ancelloti this season seems to be on their way to their best form. They secured an important away win against Valencia in Estadio Mestalla. Despite being one goal behind as Hugo Duro gave the lead for Los Ches, they did not lose confidence and stay calm. Their winning goals came at last in the last six minutes.
Vinicius Jr’s strike was deflected and found the back of the net in 86th minutes and two minutes later, he turned provider for the second goal. He crossed the ball into the goal mouth from the left flank and Karim Benzema was already waiting and headed it home. Such result lifts Carlo Ancelotti’s side to the top of the table with thirteen points in hand.
The Brasilian youngster, Vinicius Jr, appears to seal one spot in Madrid’s starting XI this season and has been making impact to the team’s progress than Eden Hazard. His pace and acceleration in penetrating the opposition’s defence has been crucial for the team. The 21-year old left winger has been the second best performer in the team so far below Benzema by netting five times and making one assist in five appearances. Last night, he was heavily involved in the comeback win, plus making a couple of tackles too. No wonder that he deserved to be named the man of the match.
Find out more in details about Vinicius Junior’s stats below:
Vinicius Jr’s Overview:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 86.5
Goal contribution: 1 goal 1 assist
Shots (on target): 3 (2)
Crosses (accurate crosses): 3(1)
Key Passes: 3
Meanwhile, Pepe Bordalas’s side actually had the potential to at least seal one point here. Except for Hugo Duro, almost all of the players on the field were out of sync, particularly the forwards Maxi Gomez and Goncalo Guedes, who both lacked a clinical finish. The home team’s scorer had several chances to add to his tally but was unable to capitalise it. The left winger is the only figure on the pitch who was rated above seven. This is definitely something Pepe Bordalas needs to work on since the negative result like this could not go on for too long.
Check out more about Duro’s stats below:
Hugo Duro’s Overview:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 77.8
Goal contribution: 1 goal
Shots (on target): 3 (3)
Crosses (accurate crosses): 2
Aerial duels won: 1