Brazilian winger Vinicius Jr has been taking gigantic strides in perfecting his craft and has emerged as one of the most prodigious talents from the current crop of forwards.
The 21-year-old’s flair came to be seen during Brazil’s qualifier clash against long-time rivals Argentina, where he proved to be an absolute menace to the opposition defenders.
While the encounter ended as a goalless tie, one particular moment of spell-binding inventiveness from Vini left the fans drooling after him, was his audacious rainbow flick over defender Nahuel Molina’s head.
The Real Madrid starlet had no clear-cut way to evade his adversary, having been backed into a corner by the Argentine right-back. Just when the attack seemed to have doused out, however, Vinicius performed a picture-perfect Lambretta, leaving a flustered Molina trailing behind.
The left-winger has been widely criticized due to his lacking finishing skills and inconsistent displays on the pitch. But the faith of the Los Blancos management in the Brazilian is finally paying off, given his sensational run of form of late. Thus far in the season, Vini has scored 9 goals and 7 assists in 16 appearances across all competitions for his club.
This stunning piece of on-pitch artistry from the youngster led fans to believe that Neymar, who missed out on the clash owing to an injury, might have tough competition for his place in the Brazilian side!
Having drawn their latest match, the Seleção Canarinho confirmed their place in the upcoming World Cup becoming the second South American side, after Argentina, to do so.
vinicius with utter disrespect pic.twitter.com/oKps7xthdd— HEUNG MIN graySON (@graysonjones_) November 17, 2021