ReportageVinícius Júnior was physically and verbally provoked by opponents during Real Madrid’s 2:1 win against FC Cádiz. Real’s 20-year-old is happy to escape unscathed. In addition, one can probably get carried away with a malicious statement. Team-mate Rodrygo Goes, meanwhile, is furious that rival Fali gets away with a missed shot to the head.
Vinícius in the crosshairs of opponents
MADRID. Loud noises characterized the atmosphere on matchday 14 of LaLiga at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. But not necessarily because the playful class on the lawn would give it. In fact, it was hot on the pitch between Real Madrid and Cádiz FC players. Especially in the spotlight: Vinicius Junior. The Andalusians were mainly interested in Brazilians.
Time and time again, the 22-year-old was stopped by unfair means by Cádiz’s pros and made fun of – but he didn’t put up with it. Meanwhile, the situation escalated in the 28th minute, as Fali countered in the penalty area after a tackle. Rodrygo goes package. As a result, Vinícius received a yellow card. Fali, who also saw yellow during the event in question, said afterwards, according to radio station COPE: “Vinícius told us that we belong to the second league. If he said that to my face, he’d be in serious trouble.” He would excel on the field “make a sacrifice”.
Ancelotti: “Vinícius is handling it very well”
Do the words of Vinícius refer to the action of the 28th minute? OPEN. It’s clear that things were anything but harmonious between Vinícius and his opponents on Thursday night. Real Madrid suffered a total of 12 fouls against Cádiz, five of which came from Vinícius, making them a de facto target.
“Who do you think you are? Skin?”, so the alleged tenor of the three Cádiz players towards Vinícius at the half-time whistle. However, the Los Blancos youngster kept his nerve, otherwise he could have seen red. Although the provocations against him never ended. “I think he’s handling what’s going on very well. He has a special control over his opponents. He took a lot in the last games and handled it well.”, coach Carlo Ancelotti then praised his charge at the press conference. Vinícius himself later tweeted that he did “Another injury-free game, thank God” give for him.
Thank god one more game without injury. ???????? See you soon Madridista!
— Vini Jr. (@vinijr) November 10, 2022
Rodrygo hit Fali
Rodrygo also grabbed his smartphone, showing his lack of understanding that Fali got out of the scuffle only in the 28th minute with a yellow card. Rodrygo therefore vented his displeasure on Twitter. The physical pain must have been profound for the Brazilian. “EHe told me he didn’t do anything”, the real attacker wrote, plus countless laughing emoticons on the short message service. He previously claimed in the Mixed Zone: “It wasn’t an accident, it was intentional. He looked at me and then gave me one. It is a pity.”
he told me he didn’t do anything https://t.co/rPz2tTFjCY
— Rodrygo Goes (@RodrygoGoes) November 10, 2022
Meanwhile, Fali spoke of the opposite: “Yes, I hit him, he says it was an elbow, but that’s not true. It looks worse in the photos than it is.” Ancelotti did not want to blame the referee for not having VAR check the mentioned action. “You will have reasons not to investigate further. I only saw a short video where it wasn’t that clear.”, according to the Italians. It obviously was for Rodrygo.
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“Another injury-free game”: Vinícius and Rodrygo react to Cádiz’s attacks
Vinícius Júnior was physically and verbally provoked by opponents during Real Madrid’s 2:1 win against FC Cádiz. Real’s 20-year-old is happy to escape unscathed. In addition, one can probably get carried away with a malicious statement. Team-mate Rodrygo Goes, meanwhile, is furious that rival Fali gets away with a missed shot to the head.