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Real Madrid considering calling up 18-year-old defensive prospect for upcoming matches



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Dire situations call for bold decisions. Real Madrid find themselves in a similar situation heading into the coming week of football at the right-back position. 

Lucas Vazquez was ruled out through injury after Los Blancos’ game against Valencia in the semifinal of the Supercopa de Espana. Dani Carvajal was expected to cover for the Spaniard’s absence, but that plan suffered a blow when he suffered an injury yesterday.

As they say, one man’s loss is another’s gain. According to reports from Jose Luis Sanchez, Los Blancos are evaluating the possibility of Vinicius Tobias starting as the right-back for the team’s next two games against Villarreal and Athletic Club. 

The 18-year-old full-back has been one of Castilla’s better players this season. The Merengues signed him on a loan move from Shakhtar Donetsk last year with an option to make his transfer permanent for a fee.

Tobias has yet to make his first-team debut for Los Blancos, but he has been doing well for Raul Gonzalez’s side, racking up three assists in 18 games in the RFEF Primera Division.

Tobias could now be put to the ultimate test on debut as Real Madrid play Villarreal in La Ceramica in the Copa del Rey. The men in white have not won a game at the stadium for years and even lost to the Yellow Submarines when the two sides met earlier this month.

Carvajal is expected to return for the team’s clash against Real Sociedad at the end of the month, giving the youngster two chances to prove his worth.

The question that remains is, will Carlo Ancelotti trust the Brazilian given the team’s vulnerable position, or opt for the safer option of deploying Nacho at right back.

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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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