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Open Thread: November 15, 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, YoSnail or Oscnar.

Ramos breaks records, and misses….2 penalties (?!)

As if the year needs to get any more weird, Sergio Ramos has missed two penalties in one game, as Spain drew 1-1 with Switzerland. For the first time in 25 (!) consecutive penalties, Ramos missed the one. The last time he did not score a penalty was in May of 2018. As Ramos got to Ramos, he also made a clearance that otherwise would have led to a goal that would have given Switzerland the win. Ramos also made his 177 appearance for Spain, officially surpassing Buffon and becoming the European player with most international caps. Will he break the international record of 184 games? You can read more in Matt Wiltse’s report here

Brazilian youngsters score

Both Rodrygo and Reinier scored, as the Brazilian Olympic team (basically the under 23’s beat South Korea 3-1. You can read more, and watch the goals in Managing Madrids report here

Tebas rips in to proposed super league

The La Liga president thinks a planned European super league (ESL) is absolutely ridiculous. He was quoted saying that he would like to call it the “interplanetary league” as it, according to him, is so ridiculous that he sees that a team from Mars could very well play in the league.

Modric to save the midfield?

With injuries to Casemiro and Valverde, the team once again is asking the Croatian to be the maestro of the team. According to AS, Zidane will start Modric in midfield in the absence of Case and Fede, hoping to boss the midfield once again.