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Vinicius Jr celebrates ‘idol’ Ronaldo after helping Real Madrid win Super Cup



Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in the final of the Spanish Super Cup, with forward Vinicius Jr netting a treble to seal a 4-1 victory.

Vinicius, who has recently returned from tearing a hamstring in November, celebrated his opener with Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous ‘SIU’ goal celebration.

The game was played inside Al Nassr’s King Saud University Stadium – where the former Real Madrid man Ronaldo currently plays.

Vinicius said: “The celebration was dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, because he is my idol and now he plays here.”

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Winger Vinicius scored twice in the first 10 minutes to put Carlo Ancelotti’s side in control in Saudi Arabia.

Robert Lewandowski pulled one back for Barca with a superb volley but Vinicius converted a 39th-minute penalty to restore Los Blancos’ two-goal lead.

Rodrygo then added a fourth in the second half before Ronald Araujo was sent off to complete Barca’s misery.

Victory was Madrid’s third straight in El Clasico and gave them a 13th Super Cup success – one behind Barcelona’s record 14 wins.

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