Real Madrid increased their lead at the top of their division thanks in large part to the Brazilian’s contribution to another victory for‘s team. Real Madrid experienced some setbacks on Saturday, but the team nevertheless defeated Sevilla 3-1 to maintain its perfect record in La Liga. Vinicius Junior provided two assists, which propelled the home team to victory.
He and Luka Modric worked well together to give the league leaders an early lead with a goal after only five minutes, and both went on to have strong individual games. Erik Lamela’s goal for the visitors in the second half gave them hope, but Vinicius Junior restored his team’s advantage with a second superb assist. After 11 games in the Spanish first division, Federico Valverde sealed the victory with a long-range goal that he had no right to score. This allowed his team to maintain their unblemished record. With the victory, Madrid now has a six-point lead over Barcelona before the latter’s match on Sunday against Athletic Club.
The Performing Side:
Luka Modric: found the space inside the goal to score the opening goal, and he had the opportunity to score more. Despite being 37 years old, the Croatian midfielder plays with the vigor and focus of a young player.
Gonzalo Montiel: Montiel put on a good performance despite receiving a yellow card for bringing down Vinicius Junior outside the box. reaped the benefits of his laborious work and astute passing as he outmuscled Vinicius Junior for the ball and delivered a beautiful pass through to Erik Lamela for the equalizer. Later on, after winning the ball, he advanced before finding Lamela, but the Argentine’s shot was off-target.
Vinicius Junior: The Brazilian superstar had two assists. He was a threat from the start and never wavered in his resolve to win something for his squad. He presently leads La Liga this season with five goals and three assists.
The Losing Side:
Ivan Rakitic: Sevilla received nothing from the midfielder at the Santiago Bernabeu. His defense was nonexistent, and he had shoddy passing. Quite a bland performance from the seasoned actor.
Yassine Bounou: The Sevilla goalkeeper had a difficult night defending against players like Vinicius Junior and Valverde. He should have done better when Lucas Vazquez squared to Vinicius Junior for Madrid’s second goal, but he was helpless to stop Valverde’s magnificent shot.
Dani Carvajal: Up until his removal from the game, the right-back made no contributions to Madrid. He was unquestionably the weak link in the starting lineup, and Carlo Ancelotti was right to remove him when Vazquez scored two minutes after he replaced him.
The Defensive Side:
Thibaut: Sevilla was able to press forward and appear to be a threat to the Madrid goal, but most of their attempts were long-range. It was a difficult finish from the winger, so he will feel he could have done more to prevent Lamela from scoring the equalizer.
Dani Carvajal: Right performance back was subpar. He made some questionable tackles and avoided receiving a penalty when he brought Erik Lamela to the ground early on. didn’t contribute anything to Madrid’s attack.
Eder Militao: The center-back put out yet another strong effort. For the majority of the game, he was crucial in keeping Sevilla at a safe distance and preventing them from getting into a decent scoring position.
David Alaba: The Austrian gave a respectable effort, holding the line with Militao well and executing several excellent passes throughout the game. was ultimately moved to left-back when Antonio Rudiger entered the game.
Ferland Mendy: Overall, the left-back gave a respectable showing. He is constantly accessible for attack and even wanders inside to provide the main threat. Although he wasn’t particularly poor defensively, in the second half he did put his team under strain when he hung onto the ball for too long and allowed three Sevilla players to swarm around him.
The late adjustments made by coach Carlo Ancelotti sealed his team’s victory. Ancelotti didn’t do a wonderful job of setting things up, and his first substitute was perplexing because Tchouameni had been playing well while Kroos wasn’t contributing enough. But inserting Asensio and Vazquez gave the team a boost right away, and those decisions were essential to the win.
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