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Open Thread: October 1, 2020.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Real Madrid

Hola Madridistas!

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Fallout of the Valladolid-win

- Real Madrid continue with their perfect record at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Since the restart last season, the team has played 7 games at the ground, winning all seven while scoring 16 goals and conceding only two goals.

- Zidane keeps the door open for departures: At the post-game press conference, the coach said that anything can happen in the coming days. Now the players are a part of the squad, but a lot can happen.

- Vini becomes the second La Liga player (born 2000 or later) to score 10 goals or more in all competitions.

Zidane and Courtois discuss Hazards injury

Not so surprising was to see a lot of the post game talk was about Eden Hazards new injury. The goalkeeper said that the Belgian forwards was a little sad about the injury, and that he was training well. But added that it’s not related to his ankle, and that he is hoping Hazard will be back soon. Zidane said about the same thing. He can’t say how long Eden is out, but that it has nothing to do with the ankle.

ICYMI: Player Ratings: Real Madrid 1 - Real Valladolid 0; 2020/21 La Liga

Go and check out Emily Wilsons player ratings for the win against Valladolid. You can find the ratings here.