Vinicius Junior ‘made the difference,’ says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti praised Vinicius Jr.’s performance in the 2-1 win over Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Vini Jr has only recently returned to action following a month out with a hamstring injury and Ancelotti believes the Brazilian is back to his best after making two assists and winning the man-of-the-match award.

“He’s back to his best. He got the goal, which was ruled out by the narrowest of margins, and he made two assists, for Rodrygo and Bellingham. He’s back and he’s back in form. He made the difference today,” said Ancelotti.

Real clash with Barcelona in the El Clasico this coming weekend and Ancelotti is confident of a good result.

“After this game, we know exactly what we need to do – everything we can to win it,” said the Italian tactician.

“We’re heading into this incredibly important game full of excitement.”