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Vinicius Jr marvels at Benzema’s movement for goal in Real Madrid vs Almeria

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Following a surprising defeat at the hands of Girona, Real Madrid got back on track at the weekend, securing a 4-2 victory over Almeria.

Karim Benzema was the star of the match, scoring a brilliant hat-trick. Vinicius Jr was also impressive in the final third, setting up one goal and even winning a penalty.

Reacting to a clip of Benzema’s opening goal against Almeria, Vinicius has recently praised the Frenchman on Twitter, highlighting his movement. He also expressed the ease of playing alongside the Frenchman.

“How easy it is to play with Karim. Look at the movement,” Vinicius wrote while retweeting a video showcasing Benzema’s first goal.

The Brazilian international had expertly provided the assist for the opening goal, cutting through from the flanks to provide a tempting cross just in front of the goalkeeper. Benzema’s movement, as rightly pointed out, was top-notch, as it broke the lines of the Almeria defence.

Vinicius’ assist against Almeria extended his tally for the season to ten. He is one of few players in La Liga who have managed to produce double-digit returns for goals and assists this season. His record is only expected to improve in these final parts of the campaign.

Benzema’s hat-trick, meanwhile, extended his scoring tally to 17 goals. He is now behind Robert Lewandowski only by two goals in the race for the Pichichi trophy.

The ageing forward had shown his desire to win the prestigious award once again by becoming the highest goalscorer in La Liga. With just six games remaining, the challenge will be a tough one, but it is certainly not impossible, especially if the Frenchman continues his scoring form.

Real Madrid’s next game will be against Real Sociedad. Unfortunately for Benzema, though, he will not be serviced by Vinicius, who has been ruled out due to suspension.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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