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Vinicius becomes youngest El Clásico scorer this century

The Brazilian striker found the net in the 71st minute of Sunday's El Clasico with his goal instrumental in helping Zidane's side to secure maximum points.

Vinicius becomes youngest El Clásico scorer this century
OSCAR DEL POZO AFP

At the age of 19 years and 233 days, Brazilian winger Vinícius Júnior  has become the youngest player to score in an El Clásico clash this century.

Despite some poor decision making in the first half, the Brazilian latched onto a Toni Kroos through ball in the 71st minute and rifled the ball past Ter Stegen in the Barcelona goal (with the help of a slight deflection from Barcelona defender Gerard Pique). The teenager breaks the record previously held by Lionel Messi in March 2007 who scored at the age of 19 years and 259 days).

Real Madrid secured a 2-0 win over FC Barcelona with substitute Mariano Diaz adding to the Vinicius strike with an added time second for 'Los Blancos' to regain top spot in LaLiga.