Vinicius Junior breaks Messi's number with the decisive Clásico goal

Vinicius Junior breaks Messi's number with the decisive Clásico goal

No younger man has scored in Spain's marquee fixture this century and therefore the Brazilian's goal takes his team to the highest of the table


Vinicius Jr scored the opening goal in Sunday’s Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid and in doing so stole a touch of recent history from a vaunted opponent.

The young Brazil international broke into the bench, freezing Gerard Pique and bundled home an attempt via a deflection from the vastly experienced ex-Manchester United man, leaving Marc-Andre Ter Stegen helpless within the Blaugrana goal.

The winger became the youngest person to attain a goal in Spain’s most famous fixture within the 21st century, replacing Lionel Messi, who bagged a hat-trick in 2007.

Vinicius was just 19 years and 233 days in Sunday’s game. Opta reports Messi 19 years and 259 days old when he took over the game 13 years ago.

Vinicius had are available for a few sticks from the gang at Santiago Bernabeu as his outcome didn’t match his attractive approach play. All that was forgotten when the previous Santos man made his vital contribution after 71 minutes.

The 2-0 win was sealed by Mariano Diaz, who struck soon after approaching in injury time to seal all three points for Los Blancos.

Mariano became the primary Dominican to attain for Madrid within the process.

Since the turn of the century, no substitute has scored more quickly after their introduction from the bench than Mariano did today. Opta says that his goal came only 50 seconds after his introduction.

The win takes Madrid to the highest of the table, one point beyond their fierce rivals, who have scooped the last two titles, and went how to erasing the pain of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Manchester City at an equivalent stadium.

Defeat during this game would have seen Barca pull five points clear at the highest of la Liga and left Zinedine Zidane’s team on the brink of a season with none silverware.

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