Real Madrid locked horns against Girona today at the Santiago Bernabeu in a game that could potentially seal La Liga for the rest of the season.
Without any four of their first-team centre-backs, Carlo Ancelotti relied on Aurelien Tchouameni and Daniel Carvajal in central defence. Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy, meanwhile, covered as the fullbacks.
Despite that, Madrid looked at their best and absolutely dominated Girona, scoring two in the first-half itself, courtesy of Vinicius Jr and Jude Bellingham.
Both players absolutely ran the show, with the latter adding another in the second-half, while the former assisted Rodrygo for the fourth.
Unfortunately, right before Rodrygo’s goal, Bellingham had to be taken off in what seems to be an ankle injury for the Englishman.
The 20-year-old slipped inside the box, hurting his ankle, and was seen limping and struggling with pain at various points during the game. In fact, he scored his second goal while limping.
Madrid will face off against RB Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16 this midweek, and will be hoping that Bellingham’s injury is not serious enough to cause a roadblock in their season.
Real Madrid future star Endrick set for his Santiago Bernabeu debut when Brazil face Spain
A while ago, Brazil manager Dorival Junior announced the squad list for the Selecao’s upcoming friendly encounters against England and Spain. And three Real Madrid players made the cut.
As one would expect, both Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes were included on the squad list by the new manager of the Brazil national team.
Along with the pair, teenage wonderkid Endrick, who will be arriving at Real Madrid in the summer, was also named in the squad.
The 17-year-old striker was signed by Los Blancos in December 2022, but he had to stay back at his boyhood club Palmeiras as he cannot move to Europe until he turns 18, which will happen this summer.
LISTA DEFINIDA! 📄✅— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) March 1, 2024
Dorival Júnior anunciou hoje sua primeira convocação à frente da Seleção Brasileira! São 26 atletas que vão representar a Amarelinha nos amistosos contra Inglaterra e Espanha nos dias 23 e 26 de março, respectivamente.
Pra cima, Brasil! 💚💛 pic.twitter.com/zGGgm2kW4B
But even before he ends up at Real Madrid, Endrick is set to make his debut at the Santiago Bernabeu as Brazil play Spain at the Merengues’ home ground on March 26.
It will be a huge occasion for the teenage sensation and if he gets any minutes on the night from the manager, Endrick would very likely receive a special welcome at his future home.
Before that, though, the teenage sensation would come face-to-face with his future Real Madrid teammate, Jude Bellingham, with Brazil facing England at the Wembley Stadium on March 23.