Real Madrid hosts Rayo today in a pending match, but with a load of acts of racism against Vinicius that have tarnished Spanish football
Expelled for the first time in the Mestalla after suffering a new chapter of racism in a stadium far from the Santiago Bernabéu, without Vinicius Júnior (he withdrew the Reds from the competition even though he was not called up), but overcome With the will of sporting spectacle over the controversy that has tarnished Spanish football, Real Madrid meet Rayo Vallecano at 11:30 am today in a meeting two days after the conclusion of a scheduled league.
The great hero will not be on the pitch, waiting for drastic measures to be taken by the competent bodies after the ninth chapter of racism suffered by Vinicius in Spain. Tired and overwhelmed by the situation, in the worst mood of a Brazilian, he will have the support of all Real Madrid fans. After giving in to Carlo Ancelotti and all his teammates, it is now the turn of the fans to bring a wave of affection to the Brazilian footballer.
Sent off in the Mestalla for an action that no one at Real Madrid understands. At the club they believe that VAR should have shown the referee, in their opinion, what was the origin of ‘Vini”s blow to Hugo Duro; A push from the opponent goalkeeper and a hold on the neck that caused him to get away before hitting his opponent. The white club’s outcry has already led to earlier rulings at the arbitration body and its president, Florentino Perez, has called for “fundamentally changing football’s arbitration structure”.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will not be enjoying their most important player of the season. He will leave the team without the imbalance it creates and the offensive joy that each game ensures. The modest aim of finishing second in LaLiga faces the final leg three days after handing the position to Atlético de Madrid.
Ancelotti will bet on rotation, returning ownership to regulars starting on the bench at the Mestalla such as Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Fede Valverde. Dani Carvajal and David Alaba are also in defence. A new team looking to reunite with a win after conceding an eighth league defeat of course in a competition to forget. Nacho could give Mendy a break on the left, lacking rhythm after his long absence to play several games in a row, and Rodrigo in charge of trying to cover Vinicius’ void on the left wing of the attack. emerging. With Marco Asensio on the right.
Rayo Vallecano face the game after chasing two consecutive defeats against Betis and Espanyol, who rose to seventh place to wake the European dream team with a stroke of the pen now that they see four points with three days to go.
The Andoni Airaola-led team has more than achieved sustainability, the main objective of the season, but the ambition to go even further is running into the reality of a team physically depleted by the high demands of several months of competition.
On that day, in addition, today Elche-Sevilla is played, an important duel for the latter given their desire to ensure a quota for European tickets. In addition, Villarreal measures Cádiz, a team still fighting to avoid relegation, just as Espanyol wants to escape, with no margin for error, against second, Atlético de Madrid, and also Getafe. , which is third from last. table, and who visits Bettis with an urgency to add.