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Open Thread: October 17, 2020.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Hola Madridistas!

The Open Thread/Daily Merengue is a place where you can discuss anything and everything related to football. Feel free to discuss the topics presented here, or start your very own discussions! The Open thread will be posted every day by one of the mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack or Oscnar.

Not so lucky with the international break afterall.

Just one day after we reported that all Madridistas returned from the the international break without any injuries, Real Madrid released a medical report on Martin Ødegaard. He was diagnosed with a muscular injury, which will make him miss a few matches. The timing is not good as Ødegaard put in two good performances while on the FIFA Break.

Press conference

In today’s press conference, Zidane commented about Jovic. Zidane made it clearly that he was the one who asked for Jovic to be signed.

Who is going to start against Cádiz?

As reported by Lucas Navarrate, Real Madrid released the squad list for today’s game over Cádiz (18:30 CEST):

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Lucas Cañizares.

Defenders: E. Militão, Sergio Ramos, R. Varane, Nacho, Marcelo and F. Mendy.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco.

Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Lucas V., Jović, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo.

As discussed, Ødegaard was not listed due to his injury, but Militão and Kroos are back. It will be interesting to see how Zidane approaches this game. Many players were heavily used during the international break and Real Madrid will face many games in the upcoming days.