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Real Madrid star backs Inter Milan and Lukaku to win the Champions League

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Manchester City will take on Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League final next month. It could well have been Real Madrid vs Inter, but the defending champions of Europe suffered a crushing 5-1 defeat in the semifinals.

With just a couple of weeks remaining until the final, Real Madrid star Thibaut Courtois has recently revealed who he will be supporting in the Champions League this season.

The goalkeeper has shown support for Romelu Lukaku ahead of Manchester City superstar Kevin de Bruyne. Both are his international teammates in the Belgian national team.

Speaking to PrimeVideo, Courtois said, “I hope Lukaku wins the UCL. Obviously, it’s him against Kevin [de Bruyne] but I’ve known Romelu a bit longer. I have a lot of respect for him.”

Courtois has played together with Lukaku during their time at Chelsea. Although the latter was not a prominent member of the Chelsea side at the time, the two know each other quite well.

Not to mention, they have been playing together in the Belgian national team for years and were part of multiple World Cup and European Championship campaigns. The same can be said for de Bruyne, but Courtois certainly has a closer connect with Lukaku.

The former Man United striker has racked up 13 goals since returning to Inter Milan this season. Three of his goals have come in the Champions League. De Bruyne, in contrast, has been involved in a staggering 38 goals this term.

Heading into this game, odds certainly favour de Bruyne’s Man City, who are also in contention to secure a treble. However, the Champions League is known for creating stories and it will be interesting to see whether or not Lukaku’s Inter can make a story of their own this season.

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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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