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.
formation – composition 4-3-3
- 20Vinicius Jr
- 13the moon
- 23who is this
- 26Lopez Andujar
formation – composition 4-2-3-1
- 19Andre Silva
- 38the new
Attempt saved. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) was saved with his left foot from the right flank of the penalty area in the lower left corner. Assisted by Dominic Zuboszlai.
Attempt saved. Christopher Nkunko (RB Leipzig) right-footed from the left side of a six-yard box is saved in the center of the goal. Timo Werner assisted him with a through pass.
wasted attempt. Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) shoots with his left foot from the center of the penalty area, high and wide to the left. Assisted by David Alaba.
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Willy Urban (Leipzig).
Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
False – Christopher Nkunko (Leipzig).
wasted attempt. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the center of the penalty area is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Timo Werner.
Attempt is prohibited. Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) shoots with his right foot from outside the penalty area. Assisted by Eduardo Camavinga.
wasted attempt. Rodrygo (Real Madrid) shoots with his left foot from the right side of the penalty area, misses to the right. With the help of Luka Modric after a corner kick.
Corner, Real Madrid. Against him is David Raum.
Foul by Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid).
Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt is prohibited. Xaver Schlager (RB Leipzig) is blocked with his left foot from the left side of the box.
Corner, R. B. Leipzig. Against by Rodrygo.
Attempt is prohibited. Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig) blocks him with his right foot from outside the penalty area.
Corner, R. B. Leipzig. against Thibaut Courtois.
Attempt saved. Christopher Nkunko (RB Leipzig) with his right foot from the center of the penalty area is blocked in the middle of the goal. Assisted by Emil Forsberg with a through pass.
The squads have been announced and the players are on their way to warm up.