Manchester City were knocked out yesterday of the Champions League after losing (3-1) at Louis II Stadium against Monaco. The Premier League team couldn’t obtain a good result after the 5-3 obtained in the first leg. One of the most important footballers in the tie played for Real Madrid some years ago, but he was unable to be successful with Los Blancos. This is Fabio Henrique Tavares, Fabinho.
Actually, Fabinho scored the second goal in the Monaco comeback in the Champions League Last 16 round. The Brazilian player shot on target after a great assist from Mendy, a great left back who will be in the agenda of the big European clubs. Now Fabinho is having success with Mónaco but he suffered to highlight with Real Madrid some years ago.
Fabinho arrived to Madrid in the season 2012/13 from the Portuguese side Rio Ave. He played before Fluminense in Brazil, so he earned his ticket to Europe. He played with Castilla, the second team of Real Madrid, one season and 30 games. José Mourinho gave him the opportunity to make the debut with the first team in 2013 in a game against Málaga.
Then, Fabinho left Real Madrid to go to Monaco. Since his arrival, he’s been a very important player in the squad. His importance is now even bigger, having scored some goals and playing in different roles. Fabinho is a key man for Leonardo Jardim, who put him in the role of right back or even in the midfield. Against Manchester City, Fabinho played as a midfielder with Bakayoko, showing a great level.
This season, Fabinho has played 28 games in Ligue One, scoring 8 goals. His role is even more important in the Champions League, where he played 11 games this year in the competition, scoring three goals, including the preview stages. He has played all the minutes possible in the Champions League. Now, Fabinho could have the opportunity to show off at Bernabéu Stadium if Monaco and Real Madrid meet in the Quarter-Finals Round of the Champions League. The draw will take place on Friday (11:00, UK time).