Vinicius pays homage to Cristiano Ronaldo following Leipzig

Vinicius Jr celebrating his goal against Leipzig || Image credit: Imago

Vinicius pays homage to Cristiano Ronaldo following Leipzig

Faruq Ibrahim 01:03 - 07.03.2024

Real Madrid's Vinicius paid homage to the club's legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, during the UCL triumph over Leipzig.

Real Madrid’s star forward Vinicius Jr paid tribute to Los Blancos icon Cristiano Ronaldo in their latest match on Wednesday night, a Champions League clash against Leipzig.

Vincius's Gesture After Champions League Victory

The tribute came after Vinícius played a pivotal role in Real Madrid securing their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti's side faced RB Leipzig in the second leg of their Last-16 tie, with the German outfit proving to be a formidable opponent.

Despite Leipzig's resilience, Vinícius Jr. and his attacking partner Jude Bellingham orchestrated a brilliant exchange that led to Vinícius scoring a crucial goal midway through the second half. This goal secured a 1-1 draw on the night and a 2-1 aggregate victory for Real Madrid.

Following the final whistle at the Santiago Bernabéu, Vinícius's name took centre stage in the headlines, not only for his match-winning performance but also for his celebration, which quickly went viral on social media.

Vinícius's Tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo

On the same day that Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated Real Madrid on their 122nd anniversary, Vinícius Jr. showed his appreciation for the Portuguese superstar by incorporating a celebratory tribute into his post-match celebration. 

This gesture highlighted the mutual respect and admiration between the two players, further endearing Vinícius to the Real Madrid faithful.

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