Vinicius Junior eventually fell too. The Brazilian winger was exhausted and had to rest Real Madrid.
Vinicius has played 45 times this season for Madrid, with 44 of those being starts. The 22-year-old winger is the player with the second most appearances, after Eduardo Camavinga (46 times). It is noted that Vinicius has only been absent twice out of a total of 47 matches that have been played by Madrid this season in all competitions.
Finally, Vinicius’ slick performance brought Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. Throughout the match, Vinicius was able to trouble the Blues back line, including helping the hosts score two goals against their opponents.
However, that left former Flamengo ‘running out of gas’. Because Vinicius’ muscles seem to be tired.
Ahead of the match against Cadiz, coach Real Madrid, Charles Ancelotti say, Vinicius Junior having problems with the adductor. He and Toni Kroos will be parked at the LaLiga match later.
“Vini has a redundant adductor, and the same thing happened to (Toni) Kroos. There was no injury in the test, but there is no need to take risks considering we have a game on Tuesday. There are some tired, but they can travel,” explained Don Carlo.
this season, Vinicius Junior is indeed a mainstay Real Madrid. The player has made 21 goals and 16 assists for Los Blancos, the team’s second top scorer after Karim Benzema (26 gol).