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Open Thread: January 11, 2021.

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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.

Los Blancos cannot return home.

Marca reported that, due to snowstorms, Real Madrid stayed in Pamplona. This is the 3rd night spent in the region and they’ll travel directly to Malaga for the Supercopa. The problems at Barajas make it impossible to return to Madrid. There is also a possibility that they stay in Malaga after the Supercopa semi, depending on the weather situation.

Real Madrid’s recent form.

Marca reported that Benzema, who, as the most decisive player, scored 32.4% of team’s goals, has no goals and no assists and not even a shot on target in the last 3 games. AS’ cover was: no gunpowder for the Supercopa. Real Madrid only had one shot at goal against Osasuna.

Will Real Madrid sell Jovic and bring back Brahim?

According to ABC Deportes, Zidane authorized the club to put Jovic on the market, as the club is willing to either sell him or send him out on loan for the rest of the season. AC Milan, Eintracht Frankfurt and a few Premier League clubs want to sign Luka Jovic in the next few weeks per the same report. Per Calcio Mercato Real Madrid have decided to bring back Brahim Diaz at the end of the season. He won’t be sold.

ICYMI: Churros y Tácticas Podcast: Kubo and Aleña; Scathing Emery; Messi Pichichi.

On this podcast Kiyan Sobhani and Diego Lorijn discuss a range of topics from Pichichi Messi to players we wished played for our teams. Give it a listen.