Reece James was tasked with guarding Real Madrid winger Vinicius Jr in the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final last night.
Although the winger got Reece booked early on, the right-back got the better of him for most of the game afterward. Reece was dribbled past just once and his pace and physicality kept Vinicius at bay.
After the game, Reece shared this message on Twitter.
A game full of emotions. We gave everything yesterday. Sometimes in life everything just isn’t enough. Thank you for all the support! pic.twitter.com/caIthy7XNr— Reece James (@ReeceJames) April 13, 2022
Vinicius replied to him:
great game bro. Good luck 💫🔥— Vini Jr. (@vinijr) April 13, 2022
Vinicius has been in top form this season, contributing to more than 25 goals across all competitions. Reece handled him like a boss and clearly, the Madrid man appreciates the effort.