Vinicius, Benzema, and Valverde All On The Scoresheet As Madrid Edge Barcelona In Riyadh.

It was a very entertaining match in Riyadh but despite a very strong performance from Barcelona, Real Madrid had the attacking edge over them. Vinicius and Karim Benzema combined again in this match and Barcelona found it very hard to contain them.

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Xavi made sure that Barcelona were very organized against Madrid. It was surely a much better showing than their first meeting this season under Koeman. Vinicius and Ansu Fati both scored for their sides today, perhaps a glimps of the future?

Vinicius is becoming Real Madrid's decisive player as Ansu Fati fights to  be ready for Barcelona - Football Espana

Vinicius used his pace to score the opener and Ansu Fati’s movement helped him get enough space for Barcelona’s second goal.

Match Summary

Vinicius Junior put Los Blancos ahead, only to be pegged back by Luuk de Jong. Karim Benzema restored Madrid’s advantage, but Ansu Fati replied once more for the Catalan club to send the contest into extra time. Madrid took their third and decisive lead.

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Federico Valverde converted following a swift counter to secure the win for Carlo Ancelotti’s men. Rodrygo missed a sitter right at the end, but that did not affect Real Madrid. Los Blancos have now defeated Barca for the fifth time on the bounce.

Vinicius And Benzema

Benzema and Vinicius have some 38 goals for Real Madrid this season and currently, their partnership is by far the best in the world.

They offer different things to Real Madrid’s attack, but they have connected so much this season. Vinicius is all about pace and dribbling, but he has also added goals to his game this campaign.

Real Madrid fans will be hoping nothing disrupts the productivity of Benzema and Vinicius till at least the end of the season. Los Blancos will face either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.