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Jose Mourinho adamant Vinicius Jr. DIVED and insists the Real Madrid winger was lucky to avoid a second yellow card in the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund.


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José Mourinho was adamant that Vinicius Jr was lucky to escape a second yellow card for diving during the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

The Brazilian appeared to go to ground untouched midway through the first half of the final at Wembley.

Just a few minutes earlier, the Madrid winger had received a controversial penalty from referee Slavko Vincič for a late tackle on Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.

However, the apparent leap could have resulted in an early end to his evening, which Mourinho believes would have been the right outcome.

«It’s a jump,» the two-time Champions League winner said on TNT Sports. «I have no doubt that it is a dive. And then (Nico) Schlotterbeck gets a yellow card for complaining to the referee.

Jose Mourinho believes Vinicius Jr was lucky to get away without a second yellow card in the Champions League final.

The Brazilian went to ground despite missing a touch from Dortmund defender Mats Hummels

The Brazilian went to ground despite missing a touch from Dortmund defender Mats Hummels

Vinicius Jr.  he was booked for a late tackle on Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel just minutes earlier.

Vinicius Jr. he was booked for a late tackle on Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel just minutes earlier.

“Okay, you have to get a yellow card, but in the end it’s the result of something he knew. He knew perfectly well that it was a dive.’

Dortmund defender Schlotterbeck was not the only one angered by the officials’ decision to overlook Vinicius’ action.

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The German side’s dismay was compounded in the second half as Madrid asserted their dominance over the tie.

Dortmund, who enjoyed a plethora of clear-cut chances in the first period, got behind Dani Carvajal’s header in the 74th minute.

To make matters worse, Vinicius himself then doubled the Spanish giants’ lead with a deft finish over Kobel in the 83rd minute of the game.

Eden Terzic’s side struggled to find a way back into the game and thought they had when Niclaus Fullkrug nodded in Ian Maatsen’s cross from close range.

The Brazilian scored the decisive goal for the Spanish giants late on in the final at Wembley

The Brazilian scored the decisive goal for the Spanish giants late on in the final at Wembley

But the striker’s joy quickly faded when he saw the official’s flag raised on the other side.

Vinicius’ goal proved decisive for Madrid, who remarkably secured a record 15th Champions League victory.

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