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Vinicius makes fun of Barcelona’s goal-scorer following Clasico encounter

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After Real Madrid’s 3-2 win against Barcelona, Vinicius Jr took to social media to share his thoughts on Fermin Lopez’s celebration following his goal, which temporarily put Barcelona ahead 2-1.

Real Madrid fans were particularly displeased with Lopez’s celebration as when he scored against Andriy Lunin to give Barcelona the lead, he glorified like how Jude Bellingham usually does.

This gesture did not sit well with Real Madrid supporters, who took to social media after the game to criticize Lopez for trying to provoke them while they were in the stands. 

Interestingly, after Lopez put Barcelona ahead, there were still 20 minutes of the game left and the midfielder’s celebration backfired.

A mere four minutes after his goal, Lucas Vazquez equalized and in injury time, Bellingham won it for his team.

Another controversy relating to Vinicius

After the match, a tweet from a Real Madrid fan account took a playful jab at Fermin, saying “He thought he was Jude Bellingham.” 

Vinicius Jr. responded to a tweet related to Fermin Lopez.

This prompted a response from the Brazilian forward, who replied with a laughing emoji.

This did not sit well in Catalonia, where Vinicius is already a polarizing figure. If Lopez needed any more motivation to score in El Clasico, this incident certainly gave him a reason. 

Meanwhile, many Barcelona fans and media personalities criticized Vinicius for lacking sportsmanship.

Apart from this, the match also saw other moments of controversy involving Vinicius. In the second half, he had a confrontation with Jules Kounde, which required Federico Valverde to step in and diffuse the situation. 

Both players received yellow cards for the altercation. Later in the game, with the score tied at 2-2, Vinicius was substituted by coach Carlo Ancelotti with just under ten minutes left. 

He expressed dissatisfaction with the decision, but Ancelotti explained in a press conference that Vinicius wanted to stay on the field, but it was time to bring in fresh legs.

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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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