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Shots fired: How Vinicius Jr slammed Ferran Torres during El Clasico thrashing

The Brazilian had plenty to say to his opposite number in a spicy affair

Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Jr had some choice words for opposite number Ferran Torres as Los Blancos thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the Copa Del Rey semi-final second leg, it has been revealed.

Heading into second leg of the tie 1-0 down, it was the hosts that dominated a tetchy first half, only for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to strike on the break just before half time through Vinicius Jr himself, with the Brazilian converting a cross from Karim Benzema.

Then, it was Benzema’s turn to shine. Five minutes into the second half, the Frenhcman had doubled their lead on the night, and handed them the lead in the tie when he was left in too much space by the Barca backline and fired home, before the he grabbed his second of the night from the penalty spot on the hour mark.

There was still time for him to complete his hat-trick ten minutes from time, and in doing so he handed Barcelona their first four-goal defeat to Real Madrid since January 1995, when three goals from Zamorano saw them lose 5-0.

It was, as many Clasico’s are, a spicy affair. 12 yellow cards were shown, while scuffles broke out throughout the 90 minutes that had to broken up by referee Juan Martínez Munuera as the game continued to drift away from the hosts.

And one such flash point came late on, when Vinicius was shoved by Ronald Araujo, who he had tormented all evening. Ferran Torres came over and provided some choice words of his own, but was offered a swift put-down by the Real Madrid star.

After the game, Araujo revealed that it had not been a one time thing from the Brazilian.

‘Vinicius needs to focus on playing football,’ he said.

‘He is a great player, but my head got a little hot tonight because he kept telling our players this and that throughout the match’, he explained.

Real Madrid face Osasuna in the final of the competition in a month’s time, where Vinicius will be hoping to have just as much of an impact as he did at the Camp Nou.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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