Real Madrid starlet, Vinicius Junior has described his senior debut for the UCL champions, as a day he will never forget.
The 18-year-old completed his €45 million transfer from Flamengo to Madrid in the off-season.
He came on in the 87th minute, replacing Benzema to be the first player born in the 2000 to line up for the Los Blancos.
Reflecting on his first senior appearance, having starred for Madrid’s Castilla side, Vinicius told Real Madrid TV: “I’m really pleased to have made my first appearance in a Real Madrid shirt.
“I want to thank all of the players who help me to improve in every training session and [Julen] Lopetegui too.
“It was a really happy moment for me.
“Right from a young age, I dreamed of playing for Real Madrid, the best team in the world.
“I’m really grateful for the support from all of the fans. It’s a day I’ll never forget. There are no words to describe this moment.
“We deserved the win but unfortunately we didn’t manage to convert our chances.
“We dominated the play but we now have to switch our attentions to the Champions League.”