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Real Madrid president reproached RFEF chief over Copa del Rey final schedule – report



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Over the past weekend, Real Madrid secured their first Copa Del Rey title since 2014, when they narrowly beat CA Osasuna 2-1. It was a joyous moment for the Spanish giants, who hadn’t historically fared well in this competition.

But not everything went smoothly on the night, with a recent report from El Chirinquito revealing a confrontation between Florentino Perez and Luis Rubiales just before the game.

As per the report, Real Madrid president Perez had reproached Rubiales, the RFEF chief, during the dinner the prior to the game. Perez wanted to talk about the schedule of Copa Del Rey, which was understandably questionable.

The final took place just a few before Real Madrid’s upcoming semifinal encounter against Manchester City.

Talking about the schedule, Perez was not too happy with RFEF president Rubiales. The conservation understandably created tension between the two parties. The report suggests Perez left the meeting in a form of anger.

Prior to the Copa Del Rey final, Real Madrid had requested RFEF to change the date of the final, but to no avail. One would expect the lack of initiative from the Spanish football federation might have angered Perez even more.

However, with the game done and dusted, Real Madrid would look to move on and shift their focus on the upcoming Man City. Fortunately for Los Blancos, the club faced no injuries to key players on the night and should have main players available for Man City, including veteran midfielder Luka Modric.

The Croatian had missed the last few matches prior to the final due to discomfort. But he featured as a substitute against Osasuna and has confirmed he will be fully fit for the Champions League tie this midweek.

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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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