Real Madrid news: Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo, Vinicius, Jovic...
Today's round-up features news on Osasuna fans' abusive chants, a Ronaldo trip down memory lane, tactical analysis from Vinicius, and more...
LaLiga reports Ramos chants
The abusive chants that Osasuna fans aimed at Sergio Ramos on Sunday have been reported to the Spanish Football Federation's disciplinary panel by LaLiga. During Real Madrid's 4-1 league victory at El Sadar, around 400 home supporters could be heard singing "Ramos, muérete" ("Die, Ramos"). In addition to being on the receiving end of offensive chants, Ramos also had a lighter thrown at him as he celebrated scoring Madrid's second goal (the object did not hit him), an action that has likewise been reported.
Ronaldo remembers Bernabéu move
In an interview with DAZN Italy, former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazário has recalled how Roberto Carlos persuaded his compatriot to join him at the Bernabéu. "I played with Roberto for Brazil and he would tell me all about what Madrid represented, and what he had experienced there," the current Real Valladolid president revealed. "That stuck in my mind, and after a few years I wanted to see it for myself. I came to Madrid and it was even greater than what Roberto had told me, bigger than I could imagine."
Vini vid offers Real insight
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Vinicius Júnior offered some insight into the tactical instructions that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane gives to his players, as he looked back on last month's 4-0 Copa del Rey win at Real Zaragoza. In his analysis of Madrid's second goal, which saw him reclaim possession before Toni Kroos fed Lucas Vázquez to score, Vinicius explained: "Pressing the opponent the moment we lose the ball is a key part of our play, we work on it a lot."
Jovic jets off after goal wait ends
Having scored his first Real Madrid goal since October in the weekend win over Osasuna, Luka Jovic made the most of the two days off given to the squad on Monday and Tuesday, flying to Rome to enjoy a mini-break with his partner, the Serbian model Sofija Milosevic.
Madrid returned to training on Wednesday, as the league leaders began preparations for Sunday's Primera División clash at home to Celta Vigo (21:00 CET).
On this day...
On 13 February 2002, Real Madrid great Ramón Grosso died aged 58, after a long battle with cancer. Considered the heir to legendary Madrid forward Alfredo di Stéfano, the club youth product spent 12 years in Los Merengues' first team between 1964 and 1976, helping the side to one European Cup victory and no fewer than seven LaLiga titles. He also won 14 caps for Spain.