Vinicius-Rafinia can make the difference in El Clasico: Via Barcelona-Real Madrid face off in La Liga on Super Sunday. Football fans are getting excited about this month’s second El Clasico at Barcelona’s Spotify Camp Nou. In the last match, Eder Militao’s own goal gave Barcelona a 1-0 victory. The wingers of the two teams can make the difference in today’s match in La Liga. Barcelona legend David Villa thinks so.
The wingers of Real Madrid or Barcelona can make a difference in Sunday’s (March 19) El Clasico in La Liga. That’s what former Barcelona star David Villa thinks. He thinks Real’s Vinicius or Barcelona’s Rafinha have the ability to decide the outcome of this match. The striker who won the World Cup for Spain also praised the two stars of the two arch-rival teams.
Joining Barcelona this season, Rafinha has found himself quickly, although he initially struggled to fit in. The Brazilian has established himself as coach Xavi’s confidant on the wing with five goals and two assists in the last nine matches. Therefore, Via thinks that Rafinha should be watched separately in this match.
He told the Daily Mail, “He (Rafinia) is one of the keys to Barcelona. They always rely on wingers like that and he is a great signing. I have seen him play many times for Leeds. Because Rodrigo and Jack Harrison are my friends, I get to see them play regularly. So I was not surprised.
“We only look at his goals and assists, but he gives a lot more than that,” he added. I played on the left at Barcelona and as a winger I know how much work a winger has to do to make room for the rest here.’
Not only about his former club’s winger, Villa also spoke about Real Madrid’s left winger Vinicius Jr. He also said that he loves to watch this youngster play in Real Madrid.
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“I like his aggressive game,” said Villa, who won La Liga and Champions League titles with Barcelona. I think wingers like him are slowly disappearing from football, who keep people in the game. There have never been too many such players and Vinicius is one of them. It’s great to watch him play and he holds people up, whether it’s running down the byline or scoring.’
Villa believes Mbappe’s absence from Real Madrid last summer helped Vinicius improve. He said, ‘My independent opinion is that Mbappe’s absence from Madrid last summer has made Vinicius even more excited this season. He is maturing as a player, which is natural. Because, he is getting opportunities to play regularly and he has a lot of potential.
Vinicius (13 goals and assists) has contributed the second most goals among La Liga players this season behind Karim Benzema (14 goals and assists). After that, Rafinia has 7 goals and 5 assists.