Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Star in La Liga Victory Over Valencia

Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo bagged a brace each. (Credit: Twitter) Dani Carvajal opened the scoring for Los Blancos before the Brazilian duo took the reins as they romped to victory, trailing Girona by two points after their win at Rayo Vallecano. Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes struck twice each as Real Madrid thrashed Valencia 5-1 on Saturday to stay hot on the heels of shock La Liga leaders Girona. Both Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo bagged a brace each. (Credit: Twitter) Vinicius, who toyed with Valencia’s defence, was facing them for the first time since he was racially abused in the east coast club’s stadium in May, sparking worldwide outrage. Rodrygo set up his Brazilian compatriot’s goals before scoring two himself on a superb night for a duo who had struggled for form until this week. Real Madrid huffed and puffed without being able to blow neighbours Rayo’s house down in a frustrating goalless draw last weekend, and Bellingham’s absence increased worries about their attacking prowess. The England international is the division’s top scorer with 10 goals and has been Madrid’s most decisive star this season to date. However Carvajal quickly blew any doubts out of the water with a superb left-foot strike from outside the area in the third minute. Andriy Lunin, starting in goal again for Madrid after Kepa Arrizabalaga joined Thibaut Courtois on the sidelines, further built on his excellent Champions League display against Braga. Valencia’s Georgian goalkeeper erred badly almost immediately after to hand Madrid their fourth on a plate, passing the ball straight to Rodrygo. Madrid’s fifth arrived with a few minutes remaining when Rodrygo jinked into the area and finished well to round off Madrid’s win, although Duro was finally able to pull one back for Valencia at the third time of asking.