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Open Thread: November 7, 2020.

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.

No Casemiro and Hazard for Valencia.

The duo tested positive for Covid 19 and will be unavailable for the trip to the Mestalla. They will also miss the international round of games.

Los Blancos called up by European National Teams.

As the international break starts in the next week, several Madridistas have been called up by their national teams.

  • Courtois and Hazard have been called up by Belgium for the matches against Switzerland, England and Denmark, however Hazard will not be able to participate having tested positive for Covid 19.
  • Varane for France (Mendy was not included in the list this time) for the games against Finland, Portugal, and Sweden;
  • Kroos has been called up for German’s games against Czech Republic, Ukraine and Spain;
  • Ramos has been called up by Spain for their games against Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.

Brahim Diaz impresses Zidane.

According to a report from Sergio Santos Chozas of AS, Zinedine Zidane is “delighted” with Brahim Diaz’s progress and performances on loan at Milan thus far. Zidane also reportedly views Brahim as a “fundamental” part of the team’s future.

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