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La Liga will investigate racist insults against Vinicius Jr during Mallorca encounter



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Once again, Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr was targeted with racist insults by opposition fans, with RCD Mallorca supporters hurling abuse at the winger yesterday at Son Moix.

The 22-year-old has previously been targeted by fans of Atletico Madrid earlier in the season while Real Valladolid supporters were also involved in the heinous abuse of the Brazilian superstar.

Only a week earlier, Atletico Madrid supporters had taken things to a whole new level by hanging an effigy of the winger from a bridge ahead of the derby.

Now, it is the Mallorca supporters how have aimed racist insults at Vinicius during the match at Son Moix on Sunday afternoon, which Real Madrid lost 1-0.

La Liga have come out with a statement confirming that they will be launching an investigation into the matter while condemning the actions of those involved. As quoted by Mundo Deportivo, the statement read:

“In view of the events that took place in the RCD Mallorca – Real Madrid match, in which once again intolerable racist insults were made against the Madrid player Vinicius Jr, La Liga is using all the technical means at its disposal and working with the local club to identify those responsible, with the aim of taking the appropriate legal measures.”

“La Liga strongly condemns what happened and, as on previous occasions, will file the necessary complaints and will continue to fight, within its powers, against any type of racist act, behaviour or incident.”

Despite these statements, there has been no action from La Liga as of yet to thwart these incidents. Vinicius Jr and his entourage are understood to have grown angry at this inaction from Javier Tebas & co.

With the Real Madrid star being targeted with racist abuse repeatedly, it is important that the authorities take matters more seriously and find a way to stamp out this kind of behaviour at the earliest.

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Barcelona key duo expected to miss Copa del Rey second leg vs Real Madrid



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It hasn’t been a good week for Real Madrid, who look all set to relinquish their Spanish league title to arch-rivals Barcelona come the end of the season, following a narrow defeat to the Blaugrana at the weekend.

However, as Real Madrid enter the international break, there is some positive news for Carlo Ancelotti and his men.

As reported by Toni Juanmarti, Barcelona look set to miss out on their two star players in Ousmane Dembele and Pedri due to injury, ahead of the upcoming second-leg semifinal tie against Real Madrid, in Copa Del Rey.

Real Madrid are heading into this game with a 1-0 defeat in the first-leg, meaning they must beat Barça with a two-goal margin in order to book a place in the final. The absence of both Pedri and Dembele, to that end, could be a major boost for Ancelotti.

Pedri, who was expected to return to full fitness for the second leg, has suffered a relapse. It has set his return back to three or four weeks late, meaning the youngster will not return until the April 23 tie against Atletico Madrid.

The situation is not much different for Ousmane Dembele. The explosive attacker is recovering slower than expected and though he was tipped to return in the league game against Real Madrid this month, he remains a major doubt for this Copa Del Rey tie.

However, Barcelona did register a narrow victory over Los Blancos even without these two individuals, so the task is definitely cut out for Ancelotti and his men as they look to exact revenge against the Catalans in Copa Del Rey next month.

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