Real Madrid trounced Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, with Vinicius Junior scoring two goals, including a spectacular solo effort.
Real led 1-0 at halftime thanks to an own goal by Sergiy Kryvtsov, who turned in a Lucas Vazquez cross.
Vinicius scored two goals in five minutes after the break, sweeping in from close range and then beating three players to add a superb third goal. Before Karim Benzema sneaked home late, Rodrygo swiped in Vinicius’ assist.
Real, in especially Vinicius, put on a fantastic second-half performance, continuing his excellent form this season. The 21-year-old has seven goals in nine appearances for Real across all competitions, including his first in the Champions League this season.
Real now sit second in Group D, six points behind leaders FC Sheriff, who were defeated 3-1 at home by Inter Milan.
With goals from Edin Dzeko, Arturo Vidal, and Stefan de Vrij, the Serie A side ended Moldova’s pristine start to their first Champions League campaign. Sheriff has briefly leveled for Sebastien Thill.
Source: BBC Sport