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Official: Eduardo Camavinga beaten to the Golden Boy 2022 award by Barcelona’s Gavi



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Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has missed out on the Golden Boy 2022 Award by Barcelona youngster Gavi.

The announcement for the 20th winner of the prestigious honour was made at Hotel Villa Igiea in Palermo in a press conference today.

Camavinga made it to the final four of the Golden Boy award, along with Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund, Jamal Musiala of Bayern Munich and the winner, Gavi of Barcelona.

Camavinga arrived at Real Madrid last year from Rennes. While his talent was never in question, the midfielder was carefully eased into action by manager Carlo Ancelotti.

There were a few missteps along the way, but the Frenchman showed his quality and potential, especially in the latter stages of the season when he made crucial cameos in Real Madrid’s run-in for the Champions League and La Liga triumphs.

To date, Camavinga has played 55 times for Real Madrid, scoring and assisting two goals apiece. The 19-year-old had recently missed out on the Kopa Trophy to Barcelona teenager Gavi.

No Real Madrid player has ever won the Golden Boy award to date. While Isco did win it for 2012, it came when he was still at Malaga, a year before he made the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.

There was some joy for Real Madrid though as Florentino Perez was named the Best President of a European Club while Karim Benzema won the award for the Golden Player Man, coming after his recent Ballon d’Or triumph.

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Real Madrid defender involved in a heated altercation with Barcelona player after El Clasico



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Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal and Barcelona goalkeeper Arnau Tenas were involved in a heated altercation following the latter’s 2-1 win in the recent El Clasico.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Madrid defender was seen saying something provocatory to the Barcelona keeper in the aftermath of the game.

Tenas was walking towards his teammates, who were celebrating the win in a huddle. The 21-year-old was interrupted by the Madrid defender who put his hand around the stopper’s neck while pointing his index finger towards him.

While it is unclear what Carvajal actually said to the keeper, the words worked their way like a sword as the young keeper looked extremely angry. Thankfully, Jordi Alba was attentive to the situation and rushed towards the players.

While Carvajal was seen walking back to the dressing room, Tenas had to be controlled by the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Thibaut Courtois and Ronald Araujo and the likes of Alba and Carlos Naval, the Barça delegate, asked the Madrid defender not to inflame the situation further.

There is simply no love lost between Carvajal and Tenas and it remains to be seen how the two will greet each other when Real Madrid and Barcelona cross paths once again in three week’s time, this time in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final at Camp Nou. It must be remembered that Madrid are trailing the tie 0-1.

As for the recent fixture, Madrid were once again beaten by Barcelona despite taking an early lead through Araujo’s own goal.

The Blaugrana got back into the game through Sergi Roberto’s goal before Franck Kessie, whose attempt in injury time found the bottom corner, sealed the win for his team.

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