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Vinicius Jr facing two months out

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr is facing two months out after tearing a ligament in his tibiofibular joint.

Following assessments on Wednesday early morning, the Brazilian youngster has been dominated out with the Spanish club confirming that his recovery will now be asssessed by club medical practitioners.

The winger endured the damage in the defeat to Ajax on Tuesday night which saw Madrid knocked out of the Champions League.

Heading into this tie, Madrid had dropped back again-to-back again defeats to Barcelona but they held the advantage more than Ajax possessing received the very first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam.

The game started in frantic fashion and a little bit against the operate of play – the guests broke the deadlock to silence the Santiago Bernabeu via Hakim Ziyech.

10 minutes later on and points would go from terrible to even worse for Madrid as they allowed Ajax to score all over again and acquire the guide in the tie, this time by the extraordinary David Neres, who expertly chipped the ball around Thibaut Courtois.

Previous Southampton man Dusan Tadic would then get in on the act as all people inside the Bernabeu seemed stunned together with individuals travelling Ajax fans.

Eibar 1- Celta Vigo: Sergi Enrich taps in late to seal the win Madrid now experienced to do the unthinkable and their was some hope when Marco Asensio struck with twenty minutes remaining.

But, a superb free-kick from Lasse Schone beat Courtois at his far post and the game was put to bed by the visitors.

Nacho was sent off in stoppage time as Madrid tried to spring a comeback but it was way too small as well as late and the game ended, thus ending Madrid’s a few 12 months reign as European champions.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Christian Atsu – Ghana winger to tear into Burnley tonight – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Graeme Jackson

Monday Oct 30, 2017. 16:00


Christian Atsu will have the chance to tear into Burnley’s defence when Newcastle United head to Turf Moor for a Premier League clash tonight.

The Ghanaian winger has appeared in all nine of the Magpies’ league matches thus far in the 2017/18 season and has played a key role in their strong start to the campaign.

With one goal and two assists, there is still room for Atsu to improve in the final third of the field, but his effort and endeavour have won over United’s fans.

The former Chelsea man has also had his place as a regular starter defended by manager Rafa Benitez.

The Spaniard has been asked why he has opted to field Atsu ahead of Jacob Murphy – a more expensive signing.

“You can use the money [the fee for Murphy] as an excuse for anything but Matt Ritchie and Christian Atsu also cost us money,” Benitez told the Chronicle.

“The main thing is not the money. We signed a player for four or five years – who is a young player – who needed Premier League experience.

“He is getting better. In every training session, there is improvement from him and he is working hard trying to get better.

“I am really pleased with everything. I think he will be a good player for us during the season and also in the future. He is still a young player,” he added.

Atsu is set to start for Newcastle tonight, with the match at Turf Moor set to kick-off at 22h00 CAT.



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