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Real Madrid defender victim of attempted burglary by two armed men



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The incidence of armed robberies in Spain has been on a conspicuous rise over the past year. Professional footballers have become regular targets of such episodes, with Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang suffering such attacks in recent weeks.

The latest player to have fallen prey to a robbery is Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal. As reported by El Confidencial, two hooded people armed with metal bars jumped into the player’s garden on Tuesday and were captured by the security cameras.

Fortunately, Carvajal and his family were not at home during the incident and escaped unhurt. The assailants fled the scene after the alarm went off, realising that they had been caught by the security system.

The player filed a complaint with the police immediately after the incident. An investigation is currently ongoing to track down the robbers.

One reminisces the recent incident involving Aubameyang when the striker injured his jaw during a break-in into his residence.

Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema was also a victim of a similar incident back in January.

Following the chain of burglaries in Spain, players around the league will look to tighten the security systems at their residences. A step needs to be taken to prevent such episodes for it is negative publicity for the league as a whole.

Carvajal is expected to return to training normally this week and is in line to start Real Madrid’s game against Real Betis at the weekend. With Lucas Vazquez rising in prominence under Carlo Ancelotti, the veteran will look to up his game and win back the starting spot.

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Real Madrid rising star suffered against Atletico due to veteran forward’s absence, says Simeone



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Real Madrid’s 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid was not the first time were in trouble this season. In fact, the Merengues have gone behind early in almost every league game so far.

However, the difference on Sunday night was that they never really mounted a comeback. More importantly, Jude Bellingham did not come good, for the first time.

Simeone unravels the mystery

A jubilant Diego Simeone spoke to the media after his side downed Real Madrid by three goals to one and spoke about a plethora of topics. 

Interestingly, he commented specifically on why Bellingham did not have an impact at Civitas Metropolitano, citing the absence of Joselu as a key factor.

“No, the spaces were reduced and I think that Joselu’s lack of presence left him with fewer chances to get there, when he takes advantage of Joselu’s aerial play. We controlled him better, he’s extraordinary,” he said, as quoted by AS.

He even called out the refereeing on the night and insisted that the Real Madrid star-boy should have seen red for his late tackle on Angel Correa, saying:

“It looked like a sending-off to me live, it was a hard leg up, with Angelito hitting the ball.”

Joselu’s absence affected Bellingham, believes Simeone. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Ironically, he defended his defender Jose Maria Gimenez for an equally threatening tackle on the night.

“A bad foul, it’s a yellow card because it goes sideways. Bellingham goes from the front and I think it’s a bit more,” he stated paradoxically.

No time to lament

The game at Civitas Metropolitano may not have gone Real Madrid’s way. Yet, it is good for the Merengues to taste defeat early and see the gaping holes in their dynamic.

Carlo Ancelotti admitted in his press conference that he bore the lion’s share of the fault for Sunday’s loss and that he would have done things differently if given the chance.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility,” he stated.

Nevertheless, Los Blancos have a hectic schedule ahead with two games in the next five days and a UCL fixture against Napoli next week. With Vinicius Jr back, one hopes they find their mojo once again.

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