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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup to face RB Leipzig

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Real Madrid are set to face off against RB Leipzig for gameweek five of the 2022/23 Champions League season. They are unbeaten in their group so far, and have secured qualification for the round of 16 already.

Therefore, Carlo Ancelotti has given a start to Eder Militao in central defence, alongside Antonio Rudiger. The duo will have the responsibility of screening Thibaut Courtois.

There are changes to the fullback positions, though, with Ferland Mendy rested in favour of Nacho at left-back. The back-four is rounded off by Lucas Vazquez at right-back.

Eduardo Camavinga gets a well-deserved start in central midfield, flanking Aurelien Tchouameni on the right side. Toni Kroos gets the nod on the other side of the midfield trident.

Finally, we move to the attacking trident, where Marco Asensio has been given his first start of this season as the right-winger.

With Karim Benzema out injured, Rodrygo continues to take the mantle as the striker. Vinicius Junior rounds off the starting lineup with his place on left-wing.

Vinicius · Rodrygo · Asensio
Kroos · Tchouameni · Camavinga
Nacho · Rudiger · Militao · Vazquez
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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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