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Injury update: Real Madrid midfielder will be available to face Man City second leg

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Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has no serious injury and the young Frenchman will be available for selection for the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City, reports Madrid Xtra.

Camavinga, 20, asked to be substituted after twisting his knee following a duel against Getafe’s Juan Iglesias. Speaking after the game, Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that it is just a blow and nothing is serious.

“Camavinga has just a knock to his left knee, he is young and he will recover fast. I think all players will be ready for the game vs Manchester City. The starting line-up is decided, I have no doubts,” said the manager.

“Camavinga’s knee is stable. 100%. There’s a bit of pain but it’s nothing. He will rest tomorrow and will return in training on Monday.”

In any way, further analysis of the extent of the injury was needed. Following the scans, it has been confirmed that Camavinga has no serious injury and the 20-year-old will play his part in the second leg against Man City.

The news comes as a huge sigh of relief for the manager and fans alike, as Camavinga was one of the standout performers for his side against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the first leg.

Despite playing as a left-back, Camavinga finished his game with five tackles, the second-best figure across both teams after Kyle Walker. While he was dribbled past four times, 42 of his 49 attempted passes were accurate.

As a result of the blow he suffered against Getafe, Ancelotti affirmed that the midfielder will be allowed to rest on Sunday and he will report to training on Monday. Above all, the Italian also confirmed that he might have a fully-fit squad at his disposal for the second leg as Ferland Mendy also returned from his long-term absence.

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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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