Vinicius looking to end duck against Atletico Madrid

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Vinicius Junior is enjoying a stellar season at Real Madrid. While before he had shown flashes of his obvious talent and dazzled in moments, now he has become a consistent source of danger alongside Karim Benzema.

He does have one score to settle though. Vinicius has never scored in a Madrid derby. Over the curse of the eight matches he has played, the Brazilian has been unable to find a way past Jan Oblak.

Despite his poor record in front of goal, his presence in itself is a good omen for Los Blancos. Against Atletico Madrid, Vinicius has been involved in four wins and four draws, as Diario AS point out.

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The only defeat he has experienced he wasn’t on the pitch for, when Atleti overcame Real Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana in 2018.

This season Vinicius has shown a hunger to destroy any of the negativity surrounding his game. Whereas previously his finishing was a source of criticism, Vinicius is now Real Madrid’s second top-scorer with 18 goals in all competitions.

Source by Football Espana

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