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Sports News of Sunday, 12 November 2023


Vinicius Jr: Real Madrid star hit Ronaldo’s ‘Calma’ celebration after scoring against Valencia

Vinicius Junior has a history with Valencia Vinicius Junior has a history with Valencia

Vinicius Junior was back at his best on Saturday in Real Madrid's emphatic 5-1 win over Valencia in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian scored twice and honoured Cristiano Ronaldo by doing his famous 'Calma' Calma' celebration.

Madrid quickly took charge of the match following a superb Dani Carvajal goal in the third minute. Vinicius Junior made his mark late in the first half to give Carlo Ancelotti's men a solid 2-0 lead at the break.

Vinicius' goal came following a great cross from his compatriot Rodrygo. He awkwardly chested to the back of the net before pulling off the 'Calma' Calma' celebration.

He pointed to his chest before assuring Real Madrid fans that Valencia would be beaten. Ronaldo debuted that celebration on April 21, 2012, during an El Clasico clash.

Vinicius Junior has a history with Valencia. The Brazilian received racist abuse from some of their fans, an incident that caused worldwide uproar, per Sky Sports. So he had a bone to pick with Los Che.

Real Madrid scored three more goals in the second half, and it came from Vinicius, again, and Rodrygo, who scored a brace.

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol recently had some words for Vinicius. He lauded the Brazilian but suggested he needed an attitude change to get more recognition, as Sports Brief earlier reported.

The 23-year-old has grabbed headlines in Spain in the last few months due to his altercations with opposition players and fans.

Some have accused him of being overly dramatic with his on-pitch antics., some of which have attracted racist abuse from opposition fans.