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Open Thread: December 28, 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.

Globe Soccer Awards.

Real Madrid was awarded the Club of the Century by Globe Soccer. Former Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Player of the Century. Iker Casillas, another club legend, won the Player Career award. Globe Soccer also named Guardiola the coach of the century. For 2020, Globe Soccer awarded Bayern - ‘Team of the Year’, Lewandowski - ‘Player of the Year’ and Flick - ‘Coach of the Year’.

Will Real Madrid renew Lucas Vazquez’s contract?

According to Marca, Real Madrid are still debating whether to renew Lucas Vazquez’s contract. Before his recent performances, the renewal was not being considered.

Elche up next.

Luka Modric returned to training ahead of Wednesday's game away at Elche. This is good news for Los Blancos as Modric has been a crucial player this season and will likely feature in the starting lineup. Eden Hazard is also expected to get some minutes in this game. For Marca, Zidane’s line-up will be: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Benzema.

ICYMI: Las Blancas won their last game of the calendar year.

As reported by Grant Little, Real Madrid Femenino closed out the calendar year with a 1-0 win against Sporting Huelva. Here are his 5 takeaways from the game. The women have now climbed all the way to second spot only behind Barcelona.