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Madrid-players on international duty, and slow news days
There are multiple madridistas on international duty, but few featured yesterday (October 7). Varane played for 45 minutes when France thumped Ukraine, while Ramos played a small part in Spains 0-0 draw with Portugal. Modric was an unsued sub when Croatia beat Switzerland 2-1. These were only friendlies though, and you can expect to see more players feature in the competitive games in the coming days.
Don’t believe everything you read
Most of you most likely read the reports yesterday that tried to paint a picture of Ramos and Cristiano having some sort of “bad” relationship. Yeah. Well.
ICYMI: Why 2020/21 might be the most important season in Castilla history
Why is that you may ask? Well, if you have not had the opportunity to read the report by Kristofer McCormack, I suggest you do it now! Read all about it here