Atletico player bites Real Madrid starlet Vinicius Jr on head in furious clash (VIDEO)
Vinicius, 18, joined Los Blancos this summer in a €45 million deal agreed last year. He was quick to be inducted into the fierce rivalry with Atletico when turning out for Real Madrid Castilla in the Segunda Division B game against the second string team of their Madrid rivals.
The Brazilian youngster had netted twice in the game – including a superb curled effort for his second goal – but became embroiled in a tussle with Atletico skipper Tachi with the scores level at 2-2 approaching the end of the second half.
With the pair wrestling on the floor, Tachi appeared to sink his teeth into the back of Vinicius’ head – prompting the youngster to react furiously as players from both teams became involved.
The shocking moment Atletico Madrid B captain Tachi decided to BITE Vinicius Jr’s head.Both players received a yellow card 🤔 pic.twitter.com/7RJ4EV3S2d— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) 3 сентября 2018 г.
Both players were then yellow-carded by the referee – much to the anger of the Real Madrid wonderkid.
Vinicius is currently playing with the Real second-string side as the club give him game time before his expected step-up to the first team.