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Vinicius Jr will not play against Rayo tonight, doubt for Sevilla clash as well – report



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After the RFEF Competitions Committee rescinded the red card issued to Vinicius Jr during the game against Valencia, there were a lot of expectations that the winger could feature for Real Madrid against Rayo Vallecano later today.

However, it soon emerged that the 22-year-old forward was dealing with a slight knee issue and would undergo tests today morning to determine whether he can participate against Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And now, Jose Luiz Sanchez is reporting that Vinicius is ruled out of tonight’s game against Rayo Vallecano as his knee discomfort continues to persist. On top of that, the Brazilian international is now seen as a doubt for the La Liga clash against Sevilla at the weekend.

This is certainly a big blow for Real Madrid at a time when they are fighting for the second spot in the league with neighbours and bitter rivals Atletico Madrid.

At this point, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are already in third place, a point below the Rojiblancos. So, it is imperative that they win their remaining three matches and hope for their neighbours to drop points.

But, considering their form of late, the absence of a player as crucial as Vinicius will be a hammerblow.

After all, the 22-year-old has plundered 23 goals and 21 assists from 54 matches across all competitions this season, emerging as Real Madrid’s most important player on the pitch.

While he might not be involved in tonight’s game, Vinicius will see a tribute and a show of support from Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu in his fight against racism after he was once again racially abused during the match against Valencia.

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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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