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When Real Madrid splashed out £40 million for an unknown 16-year-old from Flamengo in Brazil the world took notice of a certain Vinicius Junior. Vinicius Junior was unable to move to Spain until his 18th birthday but from his last few appearances, the wait has been worth it.
The 18-year-old has shown skill and maturing that belies his age and has become a terror to opposition defences. In the 9 matches that the youngster has featured the Galacticos have won seven which shows his importance to the team. (more…)
Juventus managed Max Allegri is hoping that his side avoid Real Madrid and their La Liga rivals Barcelona during the quarter-final stage of the Champions League. The Bianconeri progressed into the last eight of the elite competition after they picked up a hard-earned 4-3 aggregate win over Tottenham Hotspur, which included a 2-1 triumph at the Wembley Stadium.
The Turin giants have followed it with a 2-0 home win over Udinese, which took them to the top of the Serie A, and Allegri is now hoping for some good news during Friday’s Champions League draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. He said: “I hope to avoid both Barcelona and Real Madrid,” said Allegri after a 2-0 home win against Udinese on Sunday sent Juve top of Serie A. I think Madrid are the favourites to win the competition. They’re focusing solely on the Champions League and there’s nobody else that deals with games in this competition like they do.”