Champions League: Vinicius Jr Trolls Liverpool With Cristiano Ronaldo Gesture at Anfield

Champions League: Vinicius Jr Trolls Liverpool With Cristiano Ronaldo Gesture at Anfield

Fred Kennedy
February 22, 2023 at 9:08 AM
  • Vinicius Jr. was Real Madrid's man of the moment during their Champions League clash against Liverpool
  • The Brazilian ace netted a first-half brace and used the opportunity to troll Liverpool by copying one of Ronaldo's famous celebrations
  • Liverpool faces a mountainous task of overturning Real Madrid's 5-2 scoreline in the second leg for a chance to reach the quarterfinals

Vinicius Jr. was in sublime form for Real Madrid on Tuesday night as he bagged a brace against Liverpool during the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash staged at Anfield.

The encounter was a repeat of last season's Champions League final played in Paris, where Madrid was crowned Europe champions.

Liverpool was, therefore, desperate to get revenge on the La Liga giants when they locked horns on Tuesday night.

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Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield. Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez.
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However, it was Carlo Ancelotti's men who had the last laugh as they came from two goals down to hammer the Premier League giants 5-2.

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Vinicius Jr. was the man of the moment for Real as he bagged a brace to inspire his side to a comfortable win.

Vinicius Jr. trolls Liverpool

The Brazilian attacker used the opportunity to rub salt in Liverpool's wounds as he trolled the Merseysiders with a Cristiano Ronaldo gesture.

The Mirror reports that the Brazil international was keen to pay tribute to Ronaldo by emulating his iconic celebration soon after he had competed his brace in the 36th minute.

According to the publication, Ronaldo is not a popular figure at Anfield, having been in the books of bitter rivals Manchester United.

Therefore, it was no surprise to see Vinicius Jr. mock the Reds by copying Ronaldo's 'nap' celebration.

Liverpool now faces a daunting task to overturn the scoreline when they face Real at Santiago Bernabeu.

Benzema surpasses Raul

Sports Brief earlier reported that Karim Benzema can't stop scoring for Real Madrid. The French attacker grabbed his 10th and 11th goals of the season against Elche and made a little history in the process.

While Benzema's brace took him into Madrid's second spot, it also saw him enter into the top five of La Liga's all-time goal-scoring charts.

Benzema has now surpassed Raul on the club's all-time goalscoring list in La Liga.

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