While Real Madrid were playing Atletico Madrid on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano, one of their players was reported to have his house robbed. Multiple sources reported that, the robbery took place with the Brazilian’s wife and daughter still inside the house. They are, however reported to be safe after the incident.
Casemiro joins a list of football stars who have suffered similar incidents in recent times. Alvaro Morata, Zinedine Zidane, Lucas Vazquez and Isco have all had their houses robbed.
Most recently Samuel Umtiti, while he was watching his team play Valencia, had the same fate then as Casemiro now.
The news came out after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played out a goalless draw, extending Atletico’s winless streak at home in the Madrid derby.
It could have been worse for Atletico Madrid if not for their goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who put up a fine performance. Even Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane felt his team deserved more than a point from the match.
“We deserved more than a point. I have to congratulate the players because we were solid once again, we kept a clean sheet and we looked in good shape defensively. We lacked a bit up top but we’re working on it,” said the Frenchman.
“When it’s 0-0 you can always take more risks but we’re focused on that and I’m sure we’ll make things happen. We were up against opposition who were trying to stifle all our attacking options. We could have taken all three points today.”
Atletico also had a few chances in the match, most notably within 10 minutes of the game when Jao Felix came close after a counterattack.
Real Madrid now stay on top of LaLiga after seven matches with 15 points, while Atletico Madrid occupy the third position with a point less than their local rivals.