Playing in front of Madrid fans
Vinicius arrives at the derby launched like a rocket. The Brazilian will appear in the duel this Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu with morale through the roof and in great shape: he has just scored three goals in the Club World Cup and his account for the season is already down 18 targets. In all the past campaigns he made 22; he has more than three months to go to make that figure obsolete. And his next challenge is to score against Atletico in the league, something he has never achieved.
Results are satisfying
In terms of results, Vinicius can be satisfied: of the 10 games he has played against Atletico, he has won six, drawn three and only lost one, at the Wanda last year, with Madrid already champions. League and thinking about the Champions League final in Paris, while Atleti was in need of points to secure the Champions League; and one of the draws was in the final of the 2020 Spanish Super Cup in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), which ended with the title for the whites in a penalty shootout after the 0-0 draw . He was on the bench in the 2018 European Super Cup, which Athlete won in Tallinn (Estonia), but Lopetegui did not give him a minute.