Champions League: Vinicius Brace Puts Real Madrid On Top Against Liverpool

Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior (C) celebrates with Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (R) and Real Madrid’s Spanish forward Lucas Vazquez after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League first leg quarter-final football match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas in the outskirts of Madrid on April 6, 2021. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

 

Vinicius Junior scored twice as Real Madrid made Liverpool pay for more defensive errors on Tuesday, a 3-1 victory putting them in sight of the Champions League semi-finals.

Vinicius and Marco Asensio both profited in the first half after darting behind Liverpool’s makeshift back-line before a simple move from a throw-in gave Vinicius a simple finish in the second.

Mohamed Salah’s strike shortly after the interval briefly made it a contest at Valdebebas, with an away goal certainly a significant consolation for Liverpool to take into…

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