One of the real surprises of Julen Lopetegui's time in charge of Real madrid was the lack of minutes given to Vinicius, yet as of Wednesday evening the Brazilian is the new king of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
A run of 2 consecutive starts under Santiago Solari has shown Los Blancos supporters simply what the previous Flamengo prodigy is capable of, and from the very initial pass played by the teenager on Wednesday evening there was a special connection between the player and his adoring public.
Cristiano Ronaldo's departure has left somewhat of a superstar vacuum at Real Madrid, as well as an absence of an instantaneous and creative forward.
Vinicius plays soccer in such a way that supporters are always on the edge of their seats, and every single time he got the ball against Leganes there was a feeling of palpable excitement within the stands.
Karim Benzema's career has been marked more for what he has done for others instead of his own goalscoring exploits, and he has already struck a promising partnership with the young star.
In the Copa del Rey victory over Leganes and the LaLiga Santander defeat to Real Sociedad, Benzema and Vinicius have linked well together, with the Frenchman playing an ideal pass for the Brazilian's strike on Wednesday evening.
Los Blancos' confidence was fraught following the defeat to Real Sociedad, and it absolutely was at this moment the maturity of Vinicius was displayed to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Despite holding a 1-0 lead, there was a serious sense of concern amongst supporters, yet the Brazilian showed his footballing intelligence by refusing to take a shot at goal and instead laying the ball off to Lucas Vazquez, who duly made it 2-0.
It was a choice that was strictly unselfish and it helped place the match beyond Leganes, and it's fair to mention that this level of calmness has been lacking in Los Merengues' attacking play this term.
This aforementioned pass puts the teenager's contributions to 5 assists, level with Benzema and Gareth Bale, and with the Welshman battling an injury at the moment it's as if Vinicius is taking his chance with both hands, and fans are relishing it.
However he wasn't done there, and with the match getting into its final stages, Vinicius treated those in attendance to an instant that got almost everyone on their feet.
A pass came to him from Benzema on the left side of the penalty area and the Brazilian youth international somehow hit a first-time volley on the swivel into the back of the net, really highlighting his technical magnificence.