Vinicius eclipses Messi with Clasico strike
- Real Madrid earned a vital 2-0 LaLiga win over Barcelona, with Vinicius Junior's goal seeing him claim a Clasico landmark.
Vinicius Junior's strike in Real Madrid's LaLiga showdown with rivals Barcelona saw him replace Lionel Messi as the youngest Clasico goalscorer this century.
At the ripe age of 19 years, 233 days, Vinicius' deflected shot in the 71st minute put Madrid ahead at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
The diminutive forward eclipsed Barca superstar Messi, who was 26 days older when he scored his maiden Clasico goal in March 2007.
Messi was a peripheral figure as Madrid climbed above reigning champions Barca to the top of the table, with substitute Mariano Diaz completing a 2-0 victory.
Published 02 Mar 2020, 03:30 IST
1 - Vinícius Júnior (19 years and 233 days) has become the youngest player to score in #ElClásico in @LaLigaEN in the 21st century, breaking the record previously held by Lionel Messi in March 2007 (19y 259d). Explosion. pic.twitter.com/cUnEb3tmeR— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 1, 2020