If Real Madrid end the 2018/19 season trophy-less, at least the emergence of Vinicius Junior will be a small silver lining to both the club and its fans.
The Brazilian teenager has gone from the Castilla team to becoming arguably the main supply route in Real's attack in less than a year.
When you watch Los Blancos play, everything seems to go through the 18-year-old and it was the same once again in last night's El Clasico.
If you haven't seen the Brazilian's highlights from that match, you can watch them here.
Despite the fact Real lost 3-0 in the Bernabeu to Barcelona - ending their Copa del Rey run - Vinicius was once again the star of the show.
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He tormented the Blaugrana's defence, with the double act of Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto simply unable to cope with him.
The only thing that let Vinicius down was his decision-making, but that is to be expected in such a young player during his first season in European football.
Rarely does a teenager burst onto the scene quite like this at a club like Real, but midfield enforcer Casemiro was not happy with the spotlight shined on his countryman after the game.
The anchorman of the team seemed to echo the thoughts of the dressing room, stating that it's 'unfair' to simply focus on the teenager.
Casemiro said, per Sport: "Vinicius is a player that takes risks and doesn't fear the big games, but if we only speak about him when we've had one of the best first half's of the season, it's unfair."
He may have a point, with a number of Real's star proving their worth in the game, not just Vinicius.
While it's only natural for the focus to be on such an emerging young talent, such a weight of expectation and attention cannot be great for Vinicius.
However, he certainly does seem to be taking it in his stride at the moment and having fun on the pitch.News Now - Sport News