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Open Thread: 22 May 2022

Sunday Edition of The Daily Merengue

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Florentino wishes Mbappe well; club will not force signing a replacement — report

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Fede Valverde: “Being from Madrid is a privilege that not everyone can have.”

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Managing Madrid Podcast: Emergency Mbappe Episode

Kiyan, Matt, Jose, and Sid react to the end of a crazy transfer saga

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Hurting Liverpool’s defensive line, incorporating Mbappe, and 8 other tactical observations

In this week’s column, Kiyan looks at next season’s offense, Carvajal’s recent form, Brahim Diaz, and much more.

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Separating from the pack — has Rodrygo Goes found his true level?

The 21-year-old is lifting the ceiling on many of the projections attributed to his talent.

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The Latest

Pellegrini: “I rate the season 10 points, outstanding”

The Betis manager reflects on the Real Madrid draw and the LaLiga season

Player Ratings: Real Madrid 0 - 0 Real Betis; 2022 La Liga

Ancelotti gave his gala XI a run out ahead of the UCL final.

Managing Madrid Podcast: Real Betis post-game / Remembering the best of Marcelo

Matt Wiltse, Om Arvind, and Sid Ramsundar examine the prep before the final and recall the best of Marcelo

Ancelotti: “Alaba will play vs Liverpool, you need quality and experience in a final”

The coach already knows his starting XI for the Champions League final.

Three answers and three questions from Real Madrid’s draw with Betis

No goals as the LaLiga Santander champions faced the Copa del Rey winners.

Immediate Reaction: Real Madrid 0 - 0 Real Betis

The starters get one last run, Marcelo and Isco get their cameos, and no one gets injured.

CONFIRMED lineups: Real Madrid vs Betis, 2022 La Liga

It’s time to end the 2021-2022 La Liga season.

Javier Tebas on Mbappe: “I think he will be at Real Madrid”

The president of La Liga also spoke about Financial Fair Play

Mbappe’s mother clarifies the current situation

You hourly Mbappe report is here. (Sorry.)

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Wales manager Page on Bale: “Cardiff City ticks all the boxes”

The Welsh manager gives his favorite to sign the Welsh Dragon this summer

Mbappe changing his mind, now close to staying with PSG -report

Reports across Europe indicate that Real Madrid are pessimistic about their chances of landing Mbappe.

Amid the chaos, don’t forget Lucas Vazquez

Lucas Vazquez had a decent season under the radar. We revisit Lucas's importance during this successful campaign.

Real Madrid vs Real Betis, 2022 La Liga: Predicted lineups

Last match before the Final.

Doubt: 20 May 2022

Friday Edition of The Daily Merengue

Deschamps explains Camavinga’s omission from French National Team

Benzema is the only Real Madrid player called up

Mbappe will be suspended for La Liga’s first game next season should he sign

Managing Madrid Podcast: Mailbag: The Allegri ‘what if’, Mbappe’s ceiling, Bale, Vinny & Rodrygo

Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete go through questions from fans

Real Madrid announce squad for La Liga match against Betis

Bale makes the squad list.

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid sign €360 million deal with Sixth Street and Legends for new Santiago Bernabeu

The club announced the deal on its website.

Pellegrini: “I don’t think anyone is thinking about the Champions League Final, but about winning at home”

The Betis manager previews the final match of the season against Real Madrid

Real Madrid vs Real Betis Preview, La Liga 2021 - 2022

Updates for both teams ahead of the last game of La Liga for both sides

Gareth Bale called up to Welsh National Team

Bale didn’t join the full training session today; called up for crucial WCQ

Fernando Alonso on the Mbappe situation: “I’m calm”

The Formula One racer, who is a Real Madrid fan, also spoke about the Champions League final

Ancelotti: “We’re not thinking about Mbappé, we’re focused on the Champions League final”

Had a pre-match press conference ahead of the Real Betis game.

Alaba not training with Real Madrid squad due to muscle fatigue

The defender should be ready for the Champions League Final.

Modric Leyenda : 19 May 2022

Thursday Edition of The Daily Merengue

Managing Madrid Podcast: The fan view of Mbappe; Modric’s award; Ospina; Endrick; Achraf

Kiyan and Matt are back for our Patrons

Marcelo and Real Madrid negotiating single-year extension -report

Will Madrid keep him around for another season?

Valdano: “With superior talents, it is easier to be lucky”

The former Madrid manager explains the club’s historic Champions League performances

Mourinho on UCL Final: “I carry Madrid in my heart, let’s see if we win!”

Mijatovic: “I don’t think Liverpool has a better team. Nobody has one as complete as Real Madrid.”

The former Real Madrid striker also spoke about Modric and Hazard

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois called up to Belgian National Team

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