Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr continues to look every bit worth the reported fee of €46 million that they paid for him in May 2017.
Making two league appearances for Madrid, the young Brazilian has looked promising for the reigning Champions League winners.
Vinicius Jr, who can also play as a striker, has also made good progress for his national side, scoring 17 goals in just 19 games for Brazil U17’s, while recently making his U20’s debut.
However, it’s Vinicius Jr’s record for Madrid B that is most notable this season, with three goals in as many games.
And the Brazilian forward scored a supblime free-kick against Celta B today (Sunday, October 20).
Vinicius Jr scores a quite brilliant free-kick
With Madrid trailing 1-0 with under 10 minutes to go in the Segunda Division B game, Vinicius Jr stepped up to equalise in stunning fashion.
Vinicius Jr curls a beautiful free-kick from just outside the box into the top left-hand corner which subsequently put to level the game at 1-1.
However, the free-kick was to be his final contribution to the game as Vinicius Jr’s game finished on a more sour note.
For all Vinicius Jr’s skill and finesse to score the brilliant set-piece, the youngster was sent to the dressing room just minutes later for diving.
The Brazilian was penalised for simulation and received his second yellow card of the game, having been previously carded for his part in a heated altercation between both sets of players earlier on in the game.
Madrid B currently occupy better form than the first-team, who sit fifth in the La Liga, but only trail four points behind leaders Barcelona.
The guidance of Madrid B coach Santiago Solari has led to speculation he could be a potential candidate to succeed under-fire Julen Lopetegui.
If Solari was to take charge at the Bernabeu, Vinicius Jr’s form for Madrid B could see him make a more prominent impact in the first-team, and the Brazilian previously told Marca he is calm headed about the prospect of being a La Liga regular.
I have a calm head because I have only just arrived," he said.
"I am happy with the group, which is really good, and I hope to train to be able to help the team.
"There was nothing better than being able to make my debut at the Santiago Bernabeu.
"It's always good to play with the best in the world. Playing for Real Madrid is priceless. It's a childhood dream that I always wanted to fulfil."