Vinicius Junior Aims Savage Dig at Atletico Madrid After Dramatic Copa Del Rey Victory

Vinicius Junior Aims Savage Dig at Atletico Madrid After Dramatic Copa Del Rey Victory

  • Vinicius Junior aimed a subtle jab at Atletico Madrid after a tense Madrid derby
  • The Brazilian forward's jibe followed distasteful conduct by some Atletico fans
  • Goals from Rodrygo, Benzema and Vinicius saw Real Madrid to the semi-finals

Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Junior aimed a thinly veiled dig at Atletico Madrid, following his side's triumph in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening.

Vinicius was among the scorers, as Los Blancos clawed from a goal down to secure the bragging rights in the Madrid derby - and most importantly - a spot in the semi-finals of the Spanish cup.

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Vinicius Junior scored at the death as Real Madrid clawed from a goal down to beat rivals Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

The build-up to the 231st Madrid derby was marred by some fans of Atletico Madrid, who did the shameful act of displaying an effigy of Vinicius hung from a bridge near Real Madrid's training ground, CNN reports.

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The disgraceful act, with a racist undertone, drew widespread criticism and La Liga condemned the Rojiblancos fans for their below-the-belt conduct.

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The Brazilian gave a befitting response to the uncouth behaviour of Atleti fans of his own, scoring a last-minute goal in the Spanish capital city derby.

After the game, the 22-year-old aimed a jab at their cross-city rivals with a cryptic message on social media, per GOAL.

Vini Jr wrote: "Madrid hay uno solo. Todos sabem," which translates as 'There's only one Madrid. We all know.'

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Sports Brief had earlier reported on fans of Atleti taking a revolting dig at Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Junior ahead of the Madrid derby on January 26.

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The Rojiblancos were set to cross swords with Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final clash.

Ahead of the cagey encounter, Atletico fans appeared to hang a mannequin wearing the shirt of Vinicius Jr from a bridge in the capital.

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid

Sports Brief earlier reported on Karim Benzema and Vinicius's extra-time goals earning Real Madrid a 3-1 win over fierce rivals Atletico Madrid.

The tense derby clash turned against Diego Simeone's charges in the additional period, when defender Stefan Savic was sent off with a red card.

Benzema completed Marco Asensio's pass and Vinicius netted at the death, to send Real Madrid to the final four for the first time since 2019.