Vinicius Jr was absent from Friday’s training session as Real Madrid prepared to face Rayo Vallecano after receiving racist abuse during their loss to Valencia last weekend.
Gareth Bale missed this session due to his continued focus on recovering fully for the Club World Cup. Casemiro and Nacho both participated despite Nacho experiencing a minor setback.
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano
Real Madrid midfielder Vinicius Jr is expected to sit out their clash against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday as he continues his recovery from receiving racist abuse at Valencia. Some fans targeted Vinicius with racist taunts during a 1-0 loss at Mestalla and claimed LaLiga belongs to racists – prompting Vinicius Jr to suggest it belongs solely to them.
He stated his intent not to leave Spain and will instead remain at Bernabeu following criticism from certain pundits who claimed his goal celebration against Real Madrid was an act of racism.
Real Madrid defenders Dani Carvajal and David Alaba are expected to return, while striker Karim Benzema may sit out due to preparations for France’s World Cup campaign with Didier Deschamps.
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Real Madrid kicked off their La Liga campaign with an emphatic win against Alaves last weekend. Watch as their squad started training for their upcoming match by engaging in possession and small-sided game drills on Tuesday.
Vinicius Jr has taken to criticizing Spanish football after suffering racial abuse at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium during Real’s loss on Sunday. He alleges that insults began as soon as his bus reached the stadium.
Brazilian forward Neymar will look to play an influential role against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, though Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao will both serve yellow card suspensions that prevent them from playing alongside Neymar. Luka Modric and Ferland Mendy remain unavailable as Madrid continue their World Cup recovery process.
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Gareth Bale will reportedly make his return to Real Madrid’s lineup ahead of Saturday’s La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano, having suffered with a lower back injury for some time now. Now fully fit to play again, Bale has been recovering well and should make his debut.
Bale has been subjected to several racist incidents while playing for Real Madrid this season, which has taken an obvious emotional toll. Recently he tweeted in support of golfer Sergio Garcia after he had been insulted with racist taunts.
Real Madrid players gathered at Valdebebas on Friday morning for a training session. Starting players who lost in the Champions League against Shakhtar conducted recovery work in the gym while non-starters such as Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo and Mariano Diaz trained outside.
Real Madrid will welcome Casemiro back into training despite missing key defenders Sergio Ramos and Alvaro Odriozola due to a leg fracture – having been out for more than two months due to injury.
He was subjected to racist vitriol by Valencia supporters during last weekend’s 1-0 La Liga loss, in a match marred by a controversial refereeing decision and ending in a controversial refereeing decision from referee Carlos Marti. Later on he posted a message on social media proclaiming ‘La Liga belongs to racists’.
Real Madrid are expected to field Karim Benzema against Vallecano with him having scored eight of their league goals over the last month and training with his teammates on Saturday morning. Thibaut Courtois will start between the posts despite an unsuccessful World Cup campaign with France.
Last week Vinicius attracted widespread media coverage by suggesting that La Liga belonged to racists after receiving abuse from fans during Real Madrid’s loss at Valencia. Vinicius then raised his arm into Hugo Duro during a melee, and was sent off as a result of raising it into Hugo Duro’s face during a melee during which time Hugo Duro received treatment from medical staff for injuries suffered as a result of that clash.
Mourinho further stirred controversy after this match by attacking Castilla coach Alberto Toril and their youth structures – infuriating Madrid media which accused Mourinho of targeting young Fabrica players for his personal agenda.
Vinicius Jr has recently reported being subjected to racist abuse during recent LaLiga matches, leading him to release an emotional two-minute video in which he asks why racism has become acceptable in Spain and states it ‘bothers him’.
Luka Modric will likely rest against Rayo but could reemerge for their Champions League tie against Liverpool as part of a back three with Nacho Fernandez and Eduardo Camavinga. Additionally, Luka Modric may make an appearance as part of a midfield partnership alongside either Rodyrgo or Aurelien Tchouameni.
Austrian defender David Alaba was present during training, while Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy were not.
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