Vinicius scores, Real Madrid beat Atletico in extra time in Copa del Rey

Vinicius scores, Real Madrid beat Atletico in extra time in Copa del Rey

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid CF battle for the ball with Pablo Barrios Atletico de Madrid during Copa del Rey Quarter Final match between Real Madrid CF and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 26, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.


Vinicius scored late in extra time to seal a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Vinicius Junior’s day started with him being the target of an apparent hate crime.

It ended with the Brazil forward scoring a goal to help Real Madrid secure a spot in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.

Vinicius scored late in extra time to seal a 3-1 come-from-behind win over Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

The buildup to the game between the two fierce rivals was marred after a dummy of Vinicius was hanged from a highway bridge early Thursday, along with a banner with the words “Madrid hates Real,” drawing condemnation by both clubs and soccer officials across the nation.

“There is only one Madrid, everyone knows it,” Vinícius said on Twitter after the match.

In another post, he wrote: “Vini LOVES MADRID.”

Vinicius, who was also targeted by racist chants from Atletico supporters earlier this season, put the finishing touch on an intense, back-and-forth match. After the game finished 1-1 in regulation, Karim Benzema had put Madrid ahead in the first half of extra time with his seventh goal in seven matches since the World Cup.

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