Ruthless Madrid demolish Girona to move five points clear


Vinicius Junior stars in Madrid's win

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Clinical Real Madrid demolished Girona 4-0 on Saturday at the Bernabeu Stadium to move five points clear at the top of La Liga.

Vinicius Junior was the star man as he scored a goal, set up two others and had a hand in the build-up of the other.

Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for Madrid six minutes into the game. He displayed his shooting ability as he slammed the ball goalwards from a distance. His brilliant effort bounced in off the right post, leaving the goalkeeper beaten.

Madrid scored their second goal in the 35th minute of the first half. Vinicius Junior passed to Jude Bellingham, who got one-on-one with the keeper. His dummy grounded the keeper and he had the simple task of lifting the ball over him into the net.

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Bellingham got his brace shortly after the restart. He was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball low into the middle of the net.

Madrid completed the job in the 61st minute of the match. Rodrygo wove his way past opponents, and he unleashed a magnificent effort from the edge of the box inside the right post to make it 4-0.

In the 90th minute, Yan Couto was penalised for tripping and Juan Martinez Munuera blew his whistle and pointed to the penalty spot.

Joselu failed to convert the penalty kick as his effort hit the left post.

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