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Real Madrid forward mocked referee after 1-1 draw vs Rayo: “You had a great match”



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Real Madrid endured a tough weekend in La Liga as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Rayo Vallecano.

It was a disappointing result for Los Blancos, with Girona now being handed an excellent opportunity to bridge the gap at the top to just three points.

Needless to say, Real Madrid players were left frustrated with the result and some of the events that transpired in the game, including Dani Carvajal’s late dismissal.

The experienced right-back, coming on as a substitute in the 75th minute, picked up two successive yellow cards and was shown a red in the final minutes of the game.

Carvajal got his first booking in the 93rd minute, which was followed by another in the 95th minute. He received his second booking for a rather aggressive shrug on Kike Perez.

Vinicius furious with ref after Carvajal’s red

Real Madrid players were furious at the referee’s decision to show Carvajal two yellow cards in quick succession.

It was a poor showing from Carvajal (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Vinicius Junior, in particular, had a message for the fourth official after the defender was shown a red card.

The Brazilian walked to the touchline and mocked the fourth official, saying (h/t Carrusel Deportivo), “Incredible match. You had a great match.”

While there is a layer of sarcasm in Vinicius’ message to the fourth official, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti appears to have no complaints about the referee.

In fact, the Italian even praised the referee’s performance during the post-match presser and refrained from blaming the officials for the unnecessary bookings of Carvajal and Eduardo Camavinga.

Nevertheless, both Ancelotti and Vinicius – two very different personalities – will look to move on as they look to make do without the services of Camavinga and Carvajal, for the next league game against Sevilla this coming weekend.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad



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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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