Football NewsVinicius, before his past
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The Brazilian faces Atletico de Madrid, the team against which he made his debut and with whom he has a pending account: he has not yet scored in a derby.

The situation

Vinicius once again faces Atletico de Madrid, the rival against whom he made his debut in an official match with the first team. It was on September 29, 2018 when Lopetegui gave him the opportunity to make his debut in a special match, nothing less than a derby. The Brazilian only played three minutes. Four years later, he returns to face the rojiblancos consecrated as a star and with a debt to settle with himself: he has not yet been able to score a goal in the seven derbies he has played . Of the eleven rivals he has faced at least six times, four teams still resist Vini : Athletic (nine games), Villarreal (eight) and Betis (six). Against the Verdiblanca, he will have the opportunity to get even on the last day. The carioca has only missed one derby since his debut: that of the following season at the Wanda Metropolitano, where Zidane did not give him any time. Vinicius barely knows what it’s like to be defeated at the hands of the capital’s great rival . Atlético beat the madridistas in the 2018 European Super Cup, with Vini on the bench. Since then, the Brazilian has experienced four white victories and another four draws (one of them he did not play) in the League and the Madrid victory in the final of the 2020 Spanish Super Cup , the second of the five titles he has won with Real Madrid.

Important details

Although he has not yet scored against Atletico, this Vinicius is another. This season he has become the undisputed starter and uncovered as a scorer. He has 18 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, including 14 goals and 9 assists in the League . He is the fifth highest scorer in the championship and the second in most goals he participates in, only behind his teammate Benzema (26 goals and 11 assists for the Frenchman in the league tournament).