Real Madrid-Leipzig: Carlo Ancelotti defends Vinicius Junior’s fighting style

Real Madrid beat Celtic 3-0 in their opening Champions League match

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said he will not ask Vinicius Junior to soften his playing style after the events in La Liga this weekend.

The striker quarrels with Real Mallorca players and their coach Javier Aguirre during a 4-1 win for Real Madrid.

Ancelotti was seen asking the Brazilian to calm down, but he downplayed the matter ahead of the Champions League match at home to RB Leipzig.

“I see a great player showing his talent, that’s all,” Ancelotti said.

“I’m not deaf and I’m not stupid, I can hear what is being said but that’s not a topic for us or Vinicius. He has an extraordinary quality and it’s normal for competitors to try to stop him in his tracks and the rules of the game are in place to protect all players, not just Vinicius.”

Vinicius, 22, has scored in his past five matches in all competitions, and Madrid are in good shape ahead of the Leipzig game.

The European champions won all five of their domestic matches to lead La Liga, and 3-0 win over Celtic last week In their opening match in Group F.

Leipzig suffered a modest 4-1 home defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on the same night, which led to coach Domenico Tedesco being sacked the next day.

However, they got off to a solid start in life under successor Marco Rose, who oversaw a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday in his first game.

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Real Madrid

formation – composition 4-3-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 22Rudiger
  • 6nacho
  • 4Alaba
  • 10Modric
  • 18Chomini
  • 12Camavinga
  • 15thValverde
  • 21Rodrigo
  • 20Vinicius Jr


  • 5Vallejo
  • 7Hazzard
  • 8cross
  • 11Asensio
  • 13the moon
  • 16Odriozol
  • 19Ceballos
  • 23who is this
  • 24Mariano
  • 26Lopez Andujar

RB Leipzig

formation – composition 4-2-3-1

  • 1goulash
  • 2gathering
  • 4Urban
  • 37Dialo
  • 22space
  • 8Hydra
  • 24paddle
  • 17Szobozla
  • 10Forsberg
  • 18Nkunko
  • 11Werner


  • 9Paulsen
  • 19Andre Silva
  • 21Blaswitch
  • 23Halstenburg
  • 32Guardiol
  • 38the new
  • 39Henrich
  • 44Campbell

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