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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Real Sociedad

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As Real Madrid gear up to face Real Sociedad later tonight at the Reale Arena, manager Carlo Ancelotti has released the squad list that will be available at his disposal for the game.

In a major development, star striker and club captain Karim Benzema has not made it to the squad for the game, with Ancelotti likely keeping him out with an eye on the Copa del Rey final against CA Osasuna later this week.

Meanwhile, Luka Modric and Ferland Mendy miss out due to injuries while Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Jr are also absent as they serve their respective one-match suspensions for accumulation of cards.

David Alaba, who returned to training on Monday, is also not been risked.

There are call-ups for young talents such as Nico Paz, Luis Lopez, Sergio Arribas, and Carlos Dotor while Alvaro Rodriguez also makes a return to the first-team fold after having recovered from an injury.

Given the dearth of options in attack, we might see Rodriguez get some minutes against Sociedad, while out-of-favour stars like Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz could also get a run-out.

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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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