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Vinicius Jr marvels at Benzema’s movement for goal in Real Madrid vs Almeria
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.
Como é facil jogar com o Karim. Olhem a movimentação 🤯🤯 https://t.co/5SlEa0Nye2— Vini Jr. (@vinijr) May 1, 2023
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 winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.