Shaking Off the Haters: Vinicius Junior To Pick Up Ronaldo‘s El Clasico Cloak
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi‘s last Clásico matchup was an exciting affair. Both world–renowned footballers scored and Sergi Roberto was given a red card. Messi almost scored late in the second half with a curling shot just outside the post. This match showcased the decade–long rivalry between the two greatest footballers in the world and ended in a draw.
Since Ronaldo‘s departure, however, the Clásico has lacked the same intensity, particularly from a Real Madrid perspective. The Brazilian has the potential to be a star, but his style of play is very different from the Portuguese legend, whose record–breaking feats may never be surpassed.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid, Los Blancos have lacked a player capable of taking over a game with both on–field talent and a fear–inducing swagger. Despite Madrid fielding, world–class players like Karim Benzema and Luka Modric, neither have been able to reach the same level of superstardom that Ronaldo had.
However, Vinicius Junior might just be the player to fill the gap left by Ronaldo. Vinicius has become a must–watch player due to his flair and killer instinct. On Thursday, Vinicius gets another chance to show that he is now Clasico‘s main attraction and prove that he is capable of becoming a feared figure in the world of football.