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Barcelona superstar praises Real Madrid midfield legend ahead of El Clasico

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Real Madrid are set to welcome arch-rivals FC Barcelona on Sunday, in what could be a crucial game in the context of the title race.

Heading into this important fixture, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has offered his thoughts on his team’s chances. He has also notably praised some of the Real Madrid players including Luka Modric.

“Real Madrid have Modrić, how old is he? 35-36-37? It doesn’t matter, he still gives his all at his age and he’s one of the best midfielders in the world. I enjoy watching it,” said the Dutch midfielder.

He went on to praise other Real Madrid stars including Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema, adding, “I think [Real] Madrid have a great team with great players. They have Vinnie and Benzema with very high abilities. For the fans, it will be a great match when they see Benzema against [Robert] Lewandowski.”

The Barcelona midfielder hailed Real Madrid’s excellent start to the season as well, even though it is Barça who are leading the league table at the moment.

“We haven’t seen analysis videos of Madrid yet, but we know they are a very strong team. I guess they haven’t lost a game this season, right?”

However, Frenkie de Jong backs Barcelona to perform well and possibly secure an important victory against their arch-rivals that could go a long way in instilling confidence in the camp.

“I hope we will win 4-0 again but it will be a difficult game,” said the Dutchman, who is hoping to earn a start against Real Madrid, especially in the aftermath of Sergio Busquets’ poor performance in midweek.

Source: LaLigaTV

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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