Vinicius Junior scores two goals against Mestalla, and Real Madrid draws with Valencia

The 2-2 draw between Valencia and Real Madrid, on Saturday (2), had it all. In Vinicius Junior’s return to the Mestalla stadium, Real Madrid began with control of the match, but conceded a goal from Hugo Duro in the 27th minute. 

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Two minutes later, Yaremchuk increased Valencia’s advantage by taking advantage of Carvajal’s mistake. It was up to Vini, in the small area, to deflect to score with the last play of the first half. He celebrated by raising his arm and clenching his fist. 

In the second half, the Brazilian found the net again, after Brahim’s cross. At 45, the referee gave Hugo Duro a penalty, but took it back after a long VAR review. Incredibly, Real Madrid took the lead in the 53rd minute, with Jude Bellingham heading in Brahim Díaz’s cross. 

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But, to everyone’s astonishment, the referee ended the match just before the cross. As a result, there was great confusion on the pitch.

With the draw, Real Madrid reached 66 points at the top of the Spanish Championship. Girona, who lost to Mallorca on Sunday and remained on 59 points. Valencia reached 37 points and remained in ninth place. In the next round, Real will face Celta de Vigo, while Valencia will face Getafe.

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