LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)-Vinicius Jr. scored an incredible first goal in the Champions League semifinal, but Carlo Ancelotti’s team fell short of winning.
The Brazil winger once again demonstrated why he deserves to be regarded as one of the very best players in the world with his performance for Real Madrid against Manchester City in the first leg of their eagerly anticipated Champions League semifinal.
He put on a display at Santiago Bernabeu, his fast feet and smooth abilities only surpassed by the shot he unleashed from 25 yards that almost broke the net after it flew past Ederson to give Madrid the lead in the first half.
Up until that point, Carlo Ancelotti’s team had genuinely struggled to make an impact, but when a player of Vinicius’ talent is on the field, the defending European champions will always have a chance to defeat anyone, including this all-conquering City team.
Kevin De Bruyne, who scored a thunderbolt of his own in the second half to ensure that Pep Guardiola and his City squad will return to the Etihad Stadium with the tie still equal at 1-1, will have to replicate the trick in the second leg.