- Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior turned on the heat against Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold
- He scored the match-winning goal when Real Madrid and Liverpool crossed swords in the final of the UEFA Champions League last season
- Vini, one of the most feared attackers in the game currently, has completed more dribbles than any other player in the Spanish La Liga
Vinicius Junior continued from where he left off in the first leg as Real Madrid and Liverpool clashed for the reverse fixture of their round-of-16 tie in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
The zippy winger notched a brace as Madrid stormed from two goals down to secure an impressive 5-2 fightback win over the Premier League giants.
He was completely merciless on the left flank, terrorizing Trent Alexander-Arnold as the Brazilian sought to exploit the channel to extend Madrid's advantage in the tie.
In one of his duels with Arnold, Vini Junior, who ranks behind Lionel Messi for players with the most successful dribbles in Europe's top five leagues, combined strength, pace and trickery to go past the Englishman.
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What's Vinicius' record against Liverpool?
The 22-year-old holds a startling record against the Merseyside club, scoring five goals in four matches against the Reds, per Squawka.
In the said number of games, Vini has ended up on the winning side on three occasions, with the other ending in a draw.
Vini among top 5 dribblers in Europe
Dribbling in football is a hard nut to crack. It is one of the most difficult skills to master in the sport regarded by many as the "most popular" in the world.
Few things can rival football as a spectator sport, and this is largely born out of the bewitching skillset displayed by the main actors on the pitch.
The Brazilian has completed 75 dribbles in La Liga, more than any other player in the Spanish top tier.
Vinicius displays 'mad' skill
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brazil and Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr honed most of his skills playing on the streets in his native.
The 2022 UEFA Champions League final match-winner returned to the streets to play with friends as he keeps himself active.
In a video shared on social media, the talented winger displayed why he is one of the most feared players in the world.