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Vinicius Jr bitten on head during furious derby clash – football news

Real Madrid wonderkid Vinicius Jr was bitten on the head during Castilla’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid!

The 18-year-old moved to Santiago Bernabeu this summer, the club having agreed a €45 million (£40m/$52m) deal with Flamengo last year.

And he showed his worth during the derby, scoring twice, the first a clever finish after a bursting run from the left flank, the second a sublime long-range effort into the top corner.

However, it is the actions of Atletico player Tachi which have caught attention, as he bit Vinicius after a tackle.

With the pair on the ground, Tachi sank his teeth into the Brazilian’s head, leaving the attacker aghast.

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The referee only issued Tachi a yellow card, however, and also booked Vinicius for dissent, much to his chagrin.

Real coach Julen Lopetegui was in the stands to witness Vinicius’ performance, and the bite that it included.

Indeed, Vinicius is set to spend the season with the Castilla side, with the club having numbers in attack after the signing of Mariano Diaz from Lyon.

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