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Vinicius Jr shines in Real Madrid win at Real Sociedad

By Reuters
Published : 05 Dec 2021 09:29 PM | Updated : 07 Dec 2021 11:55 AM

Real Madrid secured a statement 2-0 win against Real Sociedad on Saturday after travelling north to San Sebastian as they moved eight points clear at the top of LaLiga.

With striker Karim Benzema forced off after 17 minutes with a hamstring injury, it was once again Vinicius Jr who stood out by scoring his 10th goal of the season and driving the home side's defence crazy with his boldness and audacity.

Real’s man of the hour, 21-year-old 'Vini' has been of one of the standout players in Europe during this campaign and is two goals behind Benzema at the top of LaLiga’s scoring charts.

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Luka Jovic, who replaced the injured Benzema, enjoyed his best game as a Real Madrid player, assisting Vinicius for the first goal and scoring the second with a diving header.

It was Real Madrid's sixth consecutive league win and Real Sociedad's first home loss of the season.

Real have 39 points, ahead of Sevilla on 31, Real Betis with 30 and Atletico Madrid on 29 with fifth-placed Sociedad. 

Sevilla, who beat visitors Villarreal 1-0, and Atleti, who lost 2-1 nL1N2SP0FN at home to Mallorca, have a game in hand on their rivals.

Real Madrid won a frenetic high-quality match with both teams trading punches like heavyweights in a title fight.

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