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Open Thread: December 1, 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.

It is match day!

Hugely important game today against Shakhtar (at 18:55 CEST). If Los Blancos win, they secure their place in the last 16 of Champions League. Also, if they win and Borussia don’t against Inter, a draw against Borussia will be enough to top the group. A loss however puts Real in serious danger of being knocked out.

AS reported that if Casemiro receives another yellow card, he’ll face a one match suspension.

Real Madrid Squad:

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube.

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

Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Ødegaard, Isco and Arribas.

Strikers: Benzema, Asensio, Lucas V., Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo.

Rennes want 50mil for Camavinga.

AS reported that Eduardo Camavinga’s current agent Mousa Sissoko is pushing the player towards Real Madrid (this will be his last service to the Frenchman as he will be changing agents soon). Rennes is also accepting the fact that Camavinga will be leaving the club. The French club is seeking 50mil for the young sensation.

Further updates.

AS reported that Odriozola will be available for the game against Sevilla on Saturday. The fullback is another player that hasn’t played much this season, only 57 mins so far.

The Spanish Supercopa might not be played in Saudi Arabia this year. Due to the government not allowing supporters into the stadium, income generated will be lower, making it financially unviable for the tournament to take place in the middle east nation. As a result, the competition will most likely take place in Spain.

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