We are missing this player – Ancelotti admits

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Real Madrid struggled to open up Union Berlin in our Champions League opener.

It had to take a very late goal from Jude Bellingham to seal the win for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening.

Speaking after the game, Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, admitted that the team is missing star forward Vinicius Jr.

Vinicius has been absent since picking up an injury in the game against Celta Vigo.

“Vinicius is among the best forwards in the world,” Carlo Ancelotti said in his post-match interview.

“He makes the difference. We are missing him and he is missing us too. Joselu did very well, he was able to score again.

“Vinicius will return next Wednesday. Let’s see if he makes it to Sunday.”