Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left, Florentino Perez has been longing for a new star. He got the leader and the goal machine in Karim Benzema, who was allowed to use his full potential by the departure of the Portuguese, but that was not enough.
Eden Hazard's engagement turned out to be a serious failure, while Paris Saint-Germain stubbornly rejected all of Madrid's offers for Kylian Mbappe this summer. And while the management was ready to set aside over 200,000,000 euros for the Frenchman, Vinicius Junior worked hard and patiently waited for the opportunity.
He finally got it. Real is at the top of the Primera after five rounds. They achieved four triumphs with one draw, although they were on the edge of the abyss on a couple of occasions. Like on Sunday night, when they were about to lose at Mestalla.
And then Vinicius and Benzema took things into their own hands. In two minutes, they combined for the same number of goals and secured the victory for Blancos. First, in the 86th minute, the Frenchman connected the Brazilian with a goal, and then Vinicius returned the favor.
Real did not let themselves be killed at Mestalla either, after much torment.
Benzema and Vinicius Jr.
When the line is drawn, the Royal Club has played six games in the new season. They achieved five wins and a draw with 16 goals scored.
Karim Benzema spent every minute on the field, scoring six goals, setting five. Vinicius often came in from the bench, but it is clear that this will no longer be the case. He managed to score five goals and record two assists in a total of 401 minutes in the game.
So, out of 16 goals together, they scored 11. They did not participate only in Rodrygo's goal in the Champions League (assisted by Camavinga), Camavinga's debut goal (against Celta) and Nacho Fernandez's goal in the first round against Alaves (assisted by Modrić).
It is fascinating how much influence they have on the game and Real's results at the beginning of the season. That was expected from Benzema, but the young Brazilian has finally matured and shown that he has a great future ahead of him in Madrid.
He rushed often in previous years, he didn't use the minutes on the best way. "I think Vinicius is very good in one-on-one situations. I told him he has to have a touch or two to score goals. It's hard to score with four or five touches." "He's a very young player and he will progress," the Italian said concluded