Real Madrid’s derby triumph on Sunday evening has since given rise to a whole host of noteworthy talking points.
Vini dazzles once more
Carlo Ancelotti’s men marked their return to action a short time ago.
In the latest edition of the Madrid derby, Los Blancos welcomed cross-town rivals Atletico to the Bernabeu, hopeful of extending their advantage atop the La Liga table to a hefty eight points.
And, upon the final whistle sounding in the Spanish capital, this is precisely what Real had managed.
A controlled performance, across which the nous of the likes of Luka Modric, Thibaut Courtois and Casemiro proved key, ultimately culminated in the hosts emerging on the right side of a 2-0 scoreline.
Karim Benzema (inevitably) opened the evening’s scoring on the quarter of an hour mark, lashing home a sumptuous volley from partner in crime Vinicius Jr’s pull-back:
He was a doubt for El Derbi but not only is Karim Benzema fit to start, but he’s scoring STUNNING volleys too! 🔥
Real Madrid strike first ⚪ pic.twitter.com/nIJwta3GLP
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) December 12, 2021
And Vinicius proved decisive once again early in the 2nd-half, this time teeing up Marco Asensio to double Real’s advantage, and kill the clash as a contest.
In the process, meanwhile, the Brazilian made Madrid derby history, as the first player to provide a pair of assists in a single La Liga showdown between Real and Atletico in the 21st century:
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 12, 2021
‘Best in the world’
And the chatter surrounding not only Vinicius, but strike partner Karim Benzema, has not ended there.
As showcased below, viewers of this evening’s clash have taken to social media in their absolute numbers post-match, to go as far as to suggest that, on current form, Real’s prolific pairing represent ‘the best duo in the world’:
The best duo in the world does it again!
— Danilton (@Danysleek) December 12, 2021
Best duo in the world pic.twitter.com/1qLP7doAHu
— Amit Zohar (@amitrmfc) December 12, 2021
Vini Jr’s 8th assist of the year 🅰️
Karim Benzema’s 18th goal of the year ⚽️
Best duo in the world right now 😍👏 pic.twitter.com/Xu6LFvgeMY
— The Football Arena (@thefootyarena) December 12, 2021
Benzema and Vini are probably the best duo in the world this season
— Taylor (@TayylorUtd) December 12, 2021
The best duo in the world https://t.co/i6zee2hlDd
— Dazai Stanfield 🔗 (@Dazai1921) December 12, 2021
Best duo right now in the world benzema and vini jr
— THE PAUL (@Raidgan) December 12, 2021
Best duo in the world 🤫
— Omar. (@RM__Omar) December 12, 2021
The Benzema/Vinicius (Benzicius) duo is the best attack duo in world football.
— King Bambatha ✊🏿 (@AubreyEsco) December 12, 2021