A Real Madrid legend smashes Vinicius!


By: Manu Tournoux

Coming very close to the red card during the draw between Real Madrid and Leipzig (1-1), in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, Vinicius Jr. was demolished by a former Merengue glory.

Real Madrid can breathe. Snagged by Leipzig on Wednesday evening at Santiago-Bernabeu (1-1), three weeks after winning in Germany (0-1), the Merengues validated their ticket for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. A qualification obtained through pain and controversy. A very questionable refereeing decision actually benefited them at the start of the second half.

At the 54e minute of play, Vinicius Jr. narrowly escaped the red card after a heated clash with Willi Orban, whom he grabbed by the neck and pushed. A bad move which only earned him a yellow and therefore allowed him to stay on the field, to then open the scoring with a pass from Jude Bellingham (1-0, 65e). Would the White House have gotten through this without this mistake by Mr. Massa and his aides?

“This is beyond comprehension”

Difficult to say, but the attitude of the Auriverde international could have cost Carlo Ancelotti’s players dearly. After the meeting, Predrag Mijatovic did not hide his anger at such behavior. “I have no explanation for all thishe declared at the microphone of Cadena Ser. At this stage of the competition, defending this jersey, this kind of behavior is beyond me, it is beyond comprehension. »

“We’re starting to think that this guy has calmed down and he makes a gesture like that, it surprises me and it surprises all of humanityadded the former Real Madrid legend, who puts this bloodshed from Vini Jr. down to frustration, after a first period without genius on his part. You have to be very objective and this gesture from Vinicius is due to the fact that he felt helpless, without doing anything, in the first half. »

“It’s frustration and he has to control it because he can leave his team down to ten and then lose the match”, concluded the former Yugoslav international. If the Whites are still alive on the European scene, they also showed some of their limits against Leipzig. The margin they will have over their next opponent will undoubtedly be even smaller. A warning to be taken very seriously.

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