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Vazquez hails ´spectacular´ Llorente as Real Madrid top Group G

SoccerNews in Serie A 27 Nov 2018

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Marcos Llorente was “spectacular” in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win at Roma, according to team-mate Lucas Vazquez.

Llorente was handed a maiden Champions League start by head coach Santiago Solari, filling in for the injured Brazil international Casemiro.

And the 23-year-old gave a mature performance at the base of the Madrid midfield as second-half goals from Gareth Bale and Vazquez earned victory at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.

Llorente completed 91.1 per cent of his passes, a higher accuracy rate than team-mate Luka Modric, and Vazquez was full of praise for the academy product.

“Llorente has played a spectacular match,” Vazquez said after scoring his first goal of the season. 

“It was not easy for this match, he had a lot of personality and a lot of enthusiasm. We have to be very happy with him.

“The matches are getting more difficult, this was very close and could have been won by anyone. The [first] goal gave us confidence.”

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