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Vinicius Junior prepares to join Real Madrid

IANS  |  Sao Paulo 

Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior, who was recently sold by Flamengo to Real Madrid, played in what was likely his last match in before joining the Spanish football club.

Vinicius had several opportunities to score against Palmeiras in Sao Paulo's Parque during the 90 minutes he was on the field on Wednesday, although none came to fruition, reports

In an interview published in newspaper this week, the forward, whose transfer set Real back 45 million euros ($52.32 million), said he would travel to the Spanish capital "with his whole family" and live in La Moraleja, an affluent residential neighbourhood where his countrymen and future teammates and live.

Vinicius, who will turn 18 in July, said he "can speak some Spanish" since a had been teaching him "for three months."

Last Sunday, Vinicius said goodbye to his Flamengo fans with a 2-0 victory over Parana in the legendary in

Wednesday's head-to-head was perhaps not what Vinicius was expecting for what was likely his goodbye match, as a fight between Flamengo and Palmeiras players led to six of them being sent off with red cards, namely Flamengo's Cuellar, Jonas and Henrique Dourado, and Palmeiras's Dudu, Jailson and Luan Garcia.

"The match got really heated, the referee lost control and we knew what was going to happen. The game was completely interrupted," Vinicius told SporTV after the match.

Flamengo and Palmeiras tied 1-1, a result that allows Vinicius's team to continue to lead the Brazilian Championship, four points ahead of

The Brazilian Championship will be suspended next month because of and will resume in mid-July, when Vinicius will most likely already be in



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:16 IST