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Top 5 Real Madrid players this season  

Vinicus junior dribbling past elite defenders
Vinicus junior dribbling past elite defenders
Pranav Sood
Modified 18 Mar 2019, 15:46 IST
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Real Madrid have been extremely disappointing this season. They are out of the Copa del Rey and their chances to win the Champions League and the domestic league also look very slim. They are currently nine points behind the table leaders FC Barcelona in LaLiga. Even though it looks like they will qualify for the quarter-finals, they are far from being the favourites in the UEFA Champions League.

Even in this horrendous season, there have been some positives for Los Blancos. Two weeks ago, the team was active in the Copa del Rey and was only six points behind FC Barcelona in the league. It was looking like Solari had finally fixed the issues with the squad. But after the defeats against Girona and Barcelona, Real Madrid are in a really tough spot and may even go trophyless this season.

Here is the list of five players who have given their best for the team despite this poor season:

5. Vinicius Junior

Vinicius Jr. has given the Bernabeu someone to cheer for. The fans absolutely love him. Every time he gets the ball, the fans get excited. The 18-year-old has taken advantage of the poor form of the team's forwards. The young Brazilian winger has limitless potential and can become a future Real Madrid star.

Vinicius isn't scared of taking on defenders. He has the most successful dribbles in the squad despite getting comparatively less playtime. He always has an eye for goal and is still very unselfish. He has built nice chemistry with striker Karim Benzema. His decision-making skills in the final third have drastically improved since the beginning of the season. He has also matured a lot as a player.

He is now a definite starter of Solari's Madrid and is one of the first names on the teamsheet. He has proved his worth and even managed to bench world class players like Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio. He can single-handedly do everything in the attack except for scoring goals. Finishing is definitely an aspect of the game he should work on.

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Published 01 Mar 2019, 13:47 IST
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