Vinicius Junior scored twice for Real Madrid Castilla in a reserve derby on Sunday, but his match was marred by an ugly clash with Atletico Madrid B captain Tachi.
ESPN reports that Tachi tried to bite Vinicius Jr on the back of the head as the pair tangled off the ball, but only received a yellow card rather than a red. Vinicius Jr also received a yellow card for dissent.
This was the only blot on an otherwise excellent day for the 18-year-old, who staked his claim for a place in the Real Madrid first team by scoring both of Castilla’s goals in a 2-2 draw.
After Samu Araujo had given Atletico the lead, Vinicius Jr equalised and then gave Real the lead with the goal of the game, a superb strike into the top corner of the net from outside the box.