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The Brazilian media's assessment of Vinicius' situation after Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe

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Real Madrid's summer has been rather quiet by their standards.

Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo's €100m move to Juventus, Los Blancos haven't been involved in many high-profile deals.

There were reports of Luka Modric potentially moving to Inter Milan, but nothing ever really materialised there.

The only players to arrive at the Bernabeu this summer have been Alvaro Odriozola, Andriy Lunin and Thibaut Courtois.

Highly-rated Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior has also joined up with the squad after Real completed a €46m deal for him in the summer of 2017.

The 18-year-old starred in pre-season and with the departure of Ronaldo, it was thought that he would get some game time.

But against Atletico Madrid and Getafe in their first two competitive games of the season, Vinicius hasn't played a minute.

Both times he's been on the bench, but Julen Lopetegui hasn't taken a chance on him.

Against Atletico, it was perhaps more understandable, with Real facing one of the toughest teams in world football - they lost that game 4-2.

Real Madrid v AC Milan - Pre-Season Friendly

But in the 2-0 win over Getafe, Vinicius surely could have been afforded a short spell on the pitch and his absence has led to an interesting reaction from the Brazilian media, per Marca.

Globo Esporte think he's "been taken advantage of" in preseason, while UOL published the headline: "The Brazilian Vinicius was selected but watched the game from the bench."

Another Brazilian publication 'Lance!' say Vinicius is "one of the great attractions of Madrid this season" and can't believe he didn't feature against Getafe.

His old club Flamengo are frustrated by the whole situation as they believe they could have kept him for longer.

Flamengo v Bahia - Brasileirao Series A 2018

The whole situation is one of confusion, because the Brazilian media were not hyping up his potential game time too much, but now cannot understand his omission.

Marca write that the player himself is still content with the situation, despite the fact he wants to play more.

It will be interesting to see whether we see him from the bench in Real's upcoming games against Girona and Leganes.

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