Despite the absence of Jude Bellingham due to a shoulder injury, the home team’s attacking prowess remained undeterred. The collaboration between Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo emerged as the driving force for Madrid’s primary offensive strategy in this encounter.
Both players delivered a brace each, with an additional goal contributed by Dani Carvajal. Valencia managed to narrow the gap briefly through Hugo Duro.
Rodrygo expressed immense satisfaction with his performance in this match. Beyond scoring two goals, he also provided two assists for Vinicius.
The synergy between these two Brazilian players flowed seamlessly throughout the game, as the combination of Vinicius and Rodrygo proved too much for Valencia’s defensive line to handle.
According to WhoScored, Vinicius executed six successful dribbles, while Rodrygo completed four. Both players unleashed five shots each.
“My performance was perfect. It’s always great to score. I scored in the previous game, and doing it again makes me very happy. Providing assists as well. I always want to contribute; that’s why I’m here,” stated Rodrygo, as quoted from the Madrid website.
“Maintaining composure is crucial. Previously, I was less calm when finishing games. Today, I was calm, my mind was clear, and that’s why everything went well.”
“We are in our best condition right now. We’re back to being Rodrygo and Vini Jr that the supporters want to see. We have to keep working and do everything well to continue like this,” he concluded.