Vinicius Jr Leaves Mexico Defender Lost With Insane Nutmeg During Pre Copa America Friendly: Video

Vinicius Jr Leaves Mexico Defender Lost With Insane Nutmeg During Pre Copa America Friendly: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 10, 2024 at 5:46 PM
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  • Brazilian winger Vinicius Jr excelled as the five-time world champions beat Mexico in a friendly ahead of Copa America
  • The Real Madrid star delivered the assist for the matchwinner, which was converted by youngster Endrick
  • Brazil are preparing for the competition which will be hosted in the United States later this month, with hopes of winning it

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Vinicius Jr produced another top performance as Brazil defeated Mexico in a friendly ahead of the Copa America in the United States this summer.

The Real Madrid star delivered an assist as the Selecao's left it late to beat El Tri in a friendly in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fresh off winning the UEFA Champions League, a new-looking Vinicius Jr with braids, terrorise the defence of Mexico.

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Vinicius Jr dribbles past Mexico defender during a friendly on June 8, 2024. Photo: Omar Vega.
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In a video shared on social media, the winger left Mexico defender Israel Reyes on the floor after nutmegging the right-back on the left side of the attack. The moment drew applause from fans who were entertained by the Brazilian's skills.

Vinicius Jr had only 15 minutes to thrill the fans as he replaced Girona forward Savio in the 74th minute.

The two-time UEFA Champions League winner served the assist for the winner after his cross met the head of fellow second-half substitute Endrick in injury time.

Andreas Pereira and Gabriel Martinelli gave Brazil a two-goal lead before the hour mark but Mexico responded through Julian Quinones and Guillermo Martinez. Endrick headed home the winner in the 96th minute, as reported by Live Score.

Vinicius Jr celebrates with Jay Z after UCL win

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brazilian forward, Vinicius Jr, shared a moment with American rapper and business mogul, Jay Z, after starring in the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

The Real Madrid winger scored as Los Blancos defeated the Bundesliga outfit 2-0 to win Europe's elite competition for a record 15th time.

Vinicius Jr is represented by Jay Z's Sports Company, Roc Nation, and the multiple award-winning rapper was at Wembley to support his client.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.