Brazilian star Vinicius Junior scored two goals, including a brilliant solo effort, as his side Real Madrid rolled over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. An own goal by Sergiy Kryvtsov, who turned in a Lucas Vazquez cross, gave Real Madrid a one-goal lead at the first half.
Vinicius Junior on fire for Madrid
Vinicius Junior then scored two goals in five minutes after the restart, sweeping in from close range before beating three players to add a brilliant third. The Brazilian also provided an assist as Rodrygo swept in his pass before Karim Benzema slid home late on.
It was a superb second-half display by the Spanish side Real Madrid and in particular Vinicius, who continued his fine run of form this season. The 21-year-old has now scored seven goals in nine appearances for Real in all competitions and these were his first in the Champions League this season.
The win means Real Madrid is in the second place position in Group D, level on six points with leaders FC Sheriff, who lost 3-1 at home to Inter Milan. The Italians ended the Moldovans’ perfect start in their debut Champions League campaign as goals from Edin Dzeko, Arturo Vidal, and Stefan de Vrij secured victory.