Vinicius Jr. became El Clasico's youngest goalscorer with his winning goal against Real Madrid.
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19-year-old Vinicius Jr. became the youngest ever scorer El Clasico He broke the record of Lionel Messi, who achieved that record when he scored a hat-trick in 2007.
While Messi was also 19 when he scored a hat-trick, Vinicius sounded just 26 days old when he netted in the 71st minute of his first goal for Real at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
It all started with Luka Modric firing a right-footed shot past Vinicius and keeping himself and running back Karim Benzema. Benzema sent Vinicius back to the center. Vinicius brought the ball back to Toni Kroos, who was given the ball all the time, and drew a picture of Vinicius on the left and sent a wonderful shot into the net. Vinicius grabbed the ball and ran towards the wall with a metal hit after Gerard Pique held it low.
Cristiano Ronaldo, present The match, too, was seen celebrating Vinicius' goal in the penalty box. Real Madrid recorded their debut El Clasico They have won since Ronaldo's departure and have fallen for him.
Real Madrid goalscorer Mariano Diaz, who came on as a substitute and scored the capital's second goal, became the first Dominican to score in Madrid.
According to Opta statistics, Diaz scored 50 seconds after his presentation to the stadium and is the fastest substitute his goal has ever scored in a century.
The victory returns Real Madrid to the top of La Liga with 56 points from 26 games, a point above second-placed Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi's hard times lately Clasicos He continued as the Argentine was unable to score Clasico since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Madrid in July 2018.