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Open Thread: September 27, 2020.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

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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 or Oscnar.

The fallout of the win against Betis

Zidane becomes Real Madrid manager with second most wins in La Liga: The coach got win number 100 in La Liga against Betis. He needed 147 games to reach the number. He still has a long way to go for #1 though, as Miguel Munoz is clear at the top with 257 La Liga wins.

How can you not love Fede Valverde?: The Uruguayan produced a MOTM-performance against Betis, but also arguably the best quote so far this season in his post match-interview. When asked about the “controversial” (lol) VAR-decisions, he simply answered with that he himself did not see anything as he was too busy looking for someone to man-mark. How can one not like him?

Fourth time the charm: After playing with Benzema + Jovic against Arsenal, Villareal and Mallorca, the duo finally got their first win “together” after beating Betis. Time will tell if this is the first of many.

Kroos a doubt for next game

The “cyborg” felt discomfort in his hip during the game, and had to be subbed off after trying to continue the game. The initial tests were not clear if it is a problem with his hip or a muscle issue, but he is a doubt to face Valladolid this Wednesday. More tests will be done today.

ICYMI: Three answers and three questions from Real Madrid’s win at Real Betis

For more analysis on the game, check out the article by Euan McTear, where he makes a more deep dive in to the pointers of the game. You can find the article here