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Zinedine Zidane heaps praise on Vinicius Jnr for assisting 's winner against Inter Milan as Brazilian shakes off criticism just a week after Karim Benzema laid into him in Borussia-Park tunnel

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 00:53 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 00:56 GMT, 4 November 2020

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Zinedine Zidane has heaped praise on Vinicius Junior for his assist in 's winning goal against Inter Milan on Tuesday – helping kick-start the club's Champions League campaign.

Real, who had only picked up a point from their opening two group games, were facing another disappointing result as Zidane saw his side squander a two-goal lead in the Spanish capital.

However, Zidane's substitutions paid dividends as the two men he chucked on in the second half combined to score the winning goal, with Vinicius finding an unmarked Rodrygo inside the box late on to smash in the winning goal. 

Zinedine Zidane has applauded the impact that was made by Vinicius against Inter Milan

Zinedine Zidane has applauded the impact that was made by Vinicius against Inter Milan

Vinicius set up his compatriot Rodrygo (left) to score the winning goal against Inter on Tuesday

Vinicius set up his compatriot Rodrygo (left) to score the winning goal against Inter on Tuesday

It comes a week after the club faced a series of dressing room incidents that left the club in turmoil and Zidane facing the sack. 

But a win against 's side has somewhat relieved the pressure – and he has the

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