Vinicius Jr scored a hat-trick, helping Real Madrid win 4-1 against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup in Riyadh. Real Madrid played exceptionally well, exposing Barcelona’s recent struggles. Barcelona made basic defensive errors and struggled to cope with Real Madrid’s sharp performance.
Vinicius Jr scored his first goal in the seventh minute, finding space between Barcelona’s defenders and rounding the goalkeeper to score. He doubled his tally three minutes later after a defensive mistake from Barca. Barcelona tried to respond and had possession, but they lacked the speed to trouble Real Madrid. Robert Lewandowski scored in the 32nd minute with a powerful volley from outside the box.
Vinicius Jr completed his hat-trick with a penalty five minutes before halftime. Meanwhile, Rodrygo added the fourth goal in the 63rd minute. Barcelona’s Araujo was sent off in the 71st minute, reducing them to 10 players. The win for Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercup highlighted their dominance over their biggest rivals.