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Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior is faster than any NFL ball carrier this season pic.twitter.com/5f4KuxflAy— ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) October 24, 2021
By now, everyone and their pet has heard of Man United’s demolition at the hands of their archrivals Liverpool. If you ask me, it’s been a long time (ok, weeks long) coming for United, whose “pressing” scheme, if you can call it that, has looked depressing. Anyway, this isn’t the place or post to talk about ManU’s flaws. The world went crazy about Mo Salah’s hattrick in the Theatre of Dreams. But, do you recall the previous player to score a hattrick in the Old Trafford? Yesh! It was Ronaldo Nazario back when he was playing for Real Madrid. And what a game that was...
3 – Mohamed Salah is the first away player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford for over 18 years, since Ronaldo did so for Real Madrid back in April 2003 in the Champions League. Ballon. pic.twitter.com/E9kOIRThgF— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 24, 2021
Like a boss
| When Vinícius Jr. got subbed off vs Barcelona, he was met by insults from the home crowd. He responded by pointing at the scoreboard. @SQuirante #rmalive pic.twitter.com/3am8nmn7OF— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) October 25, 2021
Dani’s been here for a while huh
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ ¡Hala Madrid! pic.twitter.com/AAfBnXCQoe— Dani Carvajal Ramos (@DaniCarvajal92) October 25, 2021
Box-to-Box monster Fede Valverde is injured - though it’s nothing serious - and is expected to be out for a few weeks. This probably means more minutes for Camavinga in the next few games.