Vinicius equals this incredible Messi record as Real Madrid conquers the Europe for 15th time

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Vinicius Jr.

In the Champions League final at Wembley, Real Madrid overcame Borussia Dortmund, and Vinicius Junior equaled an astounding record set by Lionel Messi.

The Brazilian and Dani Carvajal’s goals in the second half gave Los Blancos their 15th European Cup victory.

Although the sides were tied at zero goals going into halftime in London, the first half was anything from slow.

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Dortmund dominated the final and had most of the chances. Karim Adeyemi gave Dortmund a warning early on when he rounded Thibaut Courtois and his touch just missed.

After that, Niclas Fullkrug slid the ball under Courtois and onto the post, although an offside call would have prevented the Germany international’s goal.

On the other hand, Real Madrid put on a lackluster first-half display as the European final specialists failed to register a shot on goal.

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Vinicius breaks Messi’s record

However, they were far more effective in the second half, as Carvajal headed a corner from Toni Kroos into the top corner of the goal.

And in the dying moments, Vinicius doubled the score by putting the ball past Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. The legendary Lionel Messi’s record was matched by the Brazilian in doing so.

Before turning 24 years old, the Ballon d’Or candidate has directly contributed to 22 goals in the Champions League knockout stages, including 11 goals and 11 assists.

Messi becomes a member of an elite group; he is the only other player in football history to have accomplished the same feat in the Champions League.

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Real also created club history as they became the first team to go undefeated throughout the Champions League season.

With a brilliant second-half display, Carlo Ancelotti’s team achieved yet another European victory. It was another incredible night for them.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.