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Open Thread: November 13, 2020.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Real Madrid

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, YoSnail or Oscnar.

Kroos vs Aubameyang: Beefing it out

Kroos had some well-chosen words about modern football and its celebrations. According to Goal, the German midfield maestro said on the podcast “Einfach mal Luppen” “I find it very silly. Even worse is if there are any objects hidden in their socks. Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask. That’s where it ends with me. I don’t think that’s a good role model, either. What nonsense

Aubameyang has hit back. “By the way, does this @tonikroos have kids? Just to remember I did it for my son a few times and I will do it again”

Call me old fashioned, but I agree 100% with Kroos. Fortnite-dances belong in games and superhero-masks are for Halloween. What’s your opinion on modern celebrations?

Haaland & Camavinga in January?

The transfer-rumors just will not go away. Even though the club has multiple times stated no signings will be made, we are constantly reading about how Real will sign players in the middle of the season. The latest one is a report by RTVE. According to them, Real will try to sign Haaland and Camavinga in the January transfer window.

Jovic the only one who featured in last night’s international games

Luka Jovic got on to the field in an important qualifying match against Scotland, and was extremely involved. The striker got subbed on at around 70 minutes as Scotland was leading 1-0. Jovic scored a late late equalizer to force the game in to extra time. He also scored his penalty in the shootout, but Serbia was in the end facing the bitter taste of defeat as Alexandar Mitrovic’s penalty did not end in goal, while Kenny McLean converted his to send Scotland to the Euros .

The club to propose new wage cuts

According to ABC, Real Madrid will try to negotiate for more wage cuts for players in all teams & club executives. According to the report, the club wants a cut of 10-15% for the 2020-2021.

Adil Rami wants Benzema to play for the French national team again

The former player opened up on the striker’s situation “It is so frustrating not seeing Benzema in this team. Saying that, is not saying something against Oliver Giroud. We also need Giroud because he is a goal scorer….It would be fantastic to see Benzema in blue again.”