Vinicius Junior has a golden opportunity to equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record when Real Madrid met Liverpool in the second leg of the last 16 of the 2022-2023 Champions League.
Vinicius Junior proved to be a scourge for Liverpool in the Champions League.
How could it not be, when meeting Liverpool, the Brazilian player often scores goals.
Reported by Giantsfootballnews.com from Transfermarkt, Vincius has scored 5 goals in 4 matches against the Reds.
Remarkably, the former Flamengo player made a brace twice when he met Liverpool in the Champions League.
First, the Brazilian star scored 2 goals when Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2020-2021 Champions League quarter-finals.
At that time, Vinicius’ two goals helped Real Madrid beat the Reds at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano with a score of 3-1.
Secondly, Vinicius shocked the Anfield public thanks to scoring 2 goals when Los Blancos thrashed the Reds 5-2 in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League this season.
Now, with 2 braces against Liverpool at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Anfield, Vincius has the opportunity to equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.
The condition is that Vincius must be able to score 2 or more goals against Liverpool in the second leg of the round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu, Thursday (16/3/2023) at 03.00 WIB.
According to the Goal International report quoted by Giantsfootballnews.com, if he is able to score 2 goals against Liverpool, then Vincius will become the second player in Champions League history to score 2 goals in three different places.
The three places are Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Anfield and Santiago Bernabeu.
In the same report, the first player to be able to score 2 goals in three different stadiums is Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese player scored 2+ goals in three different stadiums when he met Juventus.
The first time Ronaldo met Juventus in the Champions League was in the 2013-2014 season.
At that time, playing at Santiago Bernabeu, CR7 was able to score 2 goals against I Bianconeri in Group B match.
Then, Ronaldo met I Bianconeri again in the final of the 2016-2017 season.
Playing at the Millennium Stadium, Real Madrid was able to beat Juventus with a score of 4-1.
Two of Los Blancos’ four goals were scored by the superstar, Ronaldo.
Finally, CR7 scored a brace against Juventus in the 2017-2018 Champions League quarter-finals.
In the match that took place at the Allianz Stadium, the winner of 5 Champions League titles scored 2 goals when Real Madrid beat Juventus with a score of 3-0.
On the other hand, Vincius is indeed performing ferociously with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
In the last 18 matches in the Champions League, the player has been involved in 18 goals scored by Real Madrid.
The details are 10 goals and 8 assists in his last 18 matches in the Champions League.
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Interestingly, of those 10 goals, 5 were scored against Liverpool and became the club that Vinicus scored the most goals against.