The “10” track in Paris Saint-Germain contributed to the Brazilian duo’s arrival at Real Madrid. The two teams face each other on Wednesday, at the Santiago Bernabeu, for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League
Neymar is one of the most important messages of Paris Saint-Germain who will leave the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, with a quarter-final first-leg ticket Champions League. But the Brazilian may also be indirectly responsible for the French team’s exclusion.
The number 10 has nothing to do with him, but it is fair to say that Real Madrid’s attack on Vinicius and RodrigoThe young Brazilians who are shining today in the team Carlo AncelottiIt just happened because Neymar.
For the story to make sense, you have to go back a decade and a half, when Real Madrid invited 13-year-old Neymar to visit the club’s facilities. Santos Promise was filmed at the time with a group made up of “Galacticos” Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo “The Phenomenon” And many other stars, he was awarded with honors and had the opportunity to become a merengue player.
The deal did not work. Neymar He established himself as a star in saintsHe was a three-time champion in São Paulo, winning the CONMEBOL Libertadores in 2011, and two years later, relegated to the Camp Nou to play alongside Leo Messi at Barcelona. The situation represents a failure for Meringue, who for years dreamed that the Brazilian would be one of their stars.
Since he lost the real Neymar, Florentino Perez He searched in Brazil for someone who could offer something similar, in terms of quality and charm. Two 18-year-old boys found: Vinicius Jr., from Flamengo, and Rodrygo, from Santos.
Both cost €45m and arrived at Madrid with huge expectations, not only because of comparisons to Neymar, who by that time had already left. Barcelona for him Paris Saint-Germain, but also to victory behind the scenes. In the end, fact I managed to beat it Barcelonawho also noted cariocas.
The case of Vinicius Jr. became more famous through the exchange of accusations in the leading Spanish newspapers. Even Agent Andre Curie said it in the newspaper sports That the striker and his clients had agreed on everything with Barcelona, but changed their minds after the deal was closed.
Brand Then he “responded” with excerpts from a documentary in which Vinicius Junior indicated that he had always been a fan of Real Madrid and that when choosing between one giant and another, he wanted to go to the “biggest in the world”.
Regardless of the differences, the truth is that Vinicius Jr. and Rodrigo Together they had such a good season with the merengue shirt, that they could threaten the perfect night that Neymar dreamed of, Messi And the Mbappe.
The former Flamenguista scored 16 goals and 9 assists in 36 matches, while “Minino da Villa” scored 2 goals and 6 assists in 33 matches.
“I’ve lived several nights Champions with the Real Madrid, But if you look at my history, this will be the most important of all. It was very nice nights for me, but some were in Di Stefano and without an audience. “I am looking forward to it because it could be a magical night for us,” Vinicius said before the match.
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