Vinicius Jr Scores A Hattrick to Secure Supercopa Title For Real Madrid

 The Brazilian turned in an attacking masterclass in Riyadh to seal the first silverware of the campaign for Los Blancos

Vinicius Jr dominated on the wing, and the Barcelona defence swiftly collapsed as Real Madrid battered their bitter rivals in the Supercopa final on Sunday. The Brazil forward scored a first-half hat-trick and played a virtuosic role in an easy 4-1 victory.

Madrid got an early lead, thanks to Jude Bellingham, who swivelled through the Barcelona midfield before releasing Vinicius through, who rounded Inaki Pena before converting into an open net. He then only needed two minutes to get his second, as Vinicius was given a simple tap-in at the back post after Rodrygo sent a beautiful pass into space.

But Barcelona responded with a volley past a sprawled Andriy Lunin from the edge of the box by Robert Lewandowski. But Madrid quickly reacted, as Vinicius converted a penalty when Ronald Araujo hauled him down inside the area.

Rodrygo then put the contest beyond doubt in the second half, as Vinicius' incisive cross fell into the path of his compatriot for an easy finish. An Araujo red card — earned for a second booking after a silly foul on Vinicius — only gave Madrid more comfort, and by the end, they were simply pinging it around, strolling to one of the easiest Clasico wins in recent memory.