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Real Madrid are considering cutting ties with Barcelona over the Negreira scandal

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For a long time after the revelation of Barcelona’s Negreira Scandal, Real Madrid maintained a low profile on the matter. The Spanish powerhouse’s reluctance to release an official statement was said to be linked to the close ties they were maintaining with the Catalans, especially in view of the European Super League.

The situation, however, has taken a turn in the past 24 hours. The Catalan club have been charged with corruption by the Spanish prosecution over payments to the former vice president of the referees’ committee, forcing urgent movements at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos immediately released a statement to announce that club president Florentino Perez had called for an urgent meeting with the board of directors to decide Real Madrid’s approach to the matter.

According to reports from Voz Populi, the Merengues are considering completely cutting ties with FC Barcelona in light of the scandal. This would be a massive step from the men in white, for it could potentially impact the Super League.

It is important to note that the prosecutor’s office is said to have zero evidence to prove Barcelona’s ‘buying’ of referees. Keeping that in mind, Real Madrid could well look to wait out the court proceedings and evaluate the development.

Former Barcelona presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell are the men against whom the charges would directly apply. However, Barcelona, as a legal entity, have been charged with the crime of ‘continued corruption in business.’

Despite being charged, Xavi’s men will face no punishment given that the last payment was made over five years ago, putting it beyond La Liga’s jurisdiction.

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off on the field next weekend in a Clasico that could potentially have massive repercussions on the title race.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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