Vinicius Junior delivered a fantastic pass during Atletico Madrid 1-3 Real Madrid

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Vinicius Junior couldn't have dreamed he would have such an impact at Real Madrid this season.

As an 18-year-old arriving at arguably the biggest club in the world and with limited professional experience, he must have expected playing for Castilla or even being sent out on loan.

To a certain extent, the former was the case under Julen Lopetegui but he has become a vital part of the team since Santiago Solari inherited the reins in November.

In a Los Blancos squad that has lost its way this season, Vinicius has been one of few players showing invention and a youthful energy that the team so lacks.

As a result, not only have supporters been singing his praises across social media but his individual highlights are proving them right. Vinicius really is some talent.

Vinicius starts again for Real

And it was yet another show of faith that the Brazilian was selected to start against Atletico Madrid on Saturday afternoon, ahead of players like Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio.

In truth, it wasn't a vintage performance from Vinicius and he was substituted after 57 minutes, but he didn't look out of place against one of the greatest defences of recent years.

There was to be no breakthrough moment for the youngster during the game, yet he still had time to produce a superb piece of skill after 19 minutes. 


Vinicius' pass vs Atletico

The 18-year-old carved out a brilliant chance for Lucas Vazquez, using the outside of his right foot to bamboozle the Atletico defence and have the commentators in a flap.

Everybody's favourite commentator - Ray 'you've got to be kidding me' Hudson - was assigned to the game and produced another classic remark of his after the pass.

He found the pass so impressive that he quipped: "Magical! Stupendously magnificent, it's stupefying. He could pick up the dandruff on a wasp's wing. Look at that ball, my lord."

We don't know about the wasps, Ray, but we do know it was a great pass - so check it out below: 

Now that's talent. The clip can be seen with the full commentary here.

While it probably made sense for him to use his left foot, the pass becomes tens time better for the fact he channeled his inner Ricardo Quaresma and shaped the delivery perfectly.

It's just a shame that it didn't receive the finish that it deserved, otherwise we'd have been talking about the goal for years to come. 

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

Besides, it sums up the kind of 'outside the box' thinking that Vinicius offers at the Bernabeu and that even great players like Luka Modric have seldom offered this season.

If there has been any positive to come from Real's struggles in 2018-19, it's the increased game-time it has afforded Vinicius and it could pay off big time in years to come.

Do you think Vinicius will win the Ballon d'Or in his career? Have your say in the comments section below.

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