Real Madrid ended their five-match winless run in the La Liga, as they beat Real Valladolid 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Two goals in the last ten minutes of the game saw Real Madrid return to winning ways in the La Liga, as they trumped over Real Valladolid.
It was Real Madrid’s first La Liga game under interim manager Santiago Solari and it did not began all too well for the Spanish capital club as they failed to get past a stubborn Valladolid defence, with star men Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale struggling to impact the proceedings.
However, the introduction of Vinicius Junior late in the second half seemed to alter the course of the game, as the Brazilian’s cross was bundled into his own goal by Valladolid player Kiko Olivas in the 83rd minute, before captain Sergio Ramos dispatched a penalty five minutes later to put the game to bed.
Vinicius’ substitution for Marco Asensio was the difference for the Merengues, as the Brazilian livened up their attack with his pace and energy. Apart from forcing the own goal, 18-year-old also played a key role in Madrid winning the late penalty.
And fans hailed the impact of the teenage sensation, with several criticizing former manager Julen Lopetegui for not giving the youngster enough chances in the first team.
Vinicius kissing the badge after making sure Madrid went 1-0 up. I love this man. pic.twitter.com/AVESKJGU8F
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) November 3, 2018
We need a player like Vinicius he should be getting at least 30minutes per game. He has qualities that you don’t see in others and we could use that every game. Im happy for him.
— KyKy (@andresbravoo) November 3, 2018
I don't care who gonna rot on the bench but Vinicius Jr better be starting games from now on
— OMAR 👑 (@Omaaar96) November 3, 2018
Sir Vinicius Junior already has 3 assists in last 2 games, wake up Di Stefano it’s all over
— Ryan. (@Rygista) November 3, 2018
I’m starting to believe that Vinicius will be our good luck charm this season. Man needs to start every single game. Throw Bale out the window.
— Ali (@NaboAli23) November 3, 2018
Vinicius Jr. could have saved Julen Lopetegui's Real Madrid job. pic.twitter.com/fT7O5n45Wc
— Utkarsh Patil (@utkarshp7) November 3, 2018
Had Lopetegui given more chances to Vinicius instead of an under performing Asensio, who knows this team might have been in a lot better position right now & maybe he would still have his job!#RMAVLL
— MUHAMMAD (@EmmMuhammad) November 3, 2018
Vinicius is the best thing to happen to our club this season tbr !!!
— Gracias Lopetegui (@AmirahofRma) November 3, 2018
Vinicius comes in and Real Madrid score, Lopetegui must be raging right now
— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) November 3, 2018
the future of real madrid pic.twitter.com/R7zKESCeRI
— ً (@marceIovieiras) November 3, 2018
There were a lot of praises for interim manager Santiago Solari as well, who is off to a steady start in his new job, having now led Real Madrid to two wins in his two games in charge.
2 clean sheets.
Good Job Santiago Solari. pic.twitter.com/D4Olb1fw85
— Peña Real Madrid de Indonesia Regional Bekasi (@Madrid_Bekasi) November 3, 2018
This picture might show the reason why Solari will stay as Manager of Real Madrid until June….
With Madridistas worldwide screaming for @vini11Oficial to be in the starting XI…
Only Solari can keep both head and feet of Vinicius…clear and on the ground..#ViniciusTitular pic.twitter.com/d5g2jBcQuf
— Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) November 3, 2018
— #Coach_HmoodⓂ️ (@hmoodosaimi) November 3, 2018
Two cleansheets in two games under Solari pic.twitter.com/tLP95uUzZR
— ً (@KroosEdition) November 3, 2018
2 matches, 2 wins, 2 clean sheets. SANTIAGO SOLARI IS THE BEST COACH IN THE UNIVERSE pic.twitter.com/Z0sbKTnIq4
— Yassine (@SwishFutbol) November 3, 2018
I’m so touched. Thank you Don Solari 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/N18lWy5xlB
— Alex (@Lexsik) November 3, 2018