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Open Thread: January 12, 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.

A plan to sign Mbappe?

According to AS, Real Madrid are working on an financial plan to sign Mbappe in 2021. The idea is to make €100 million by the selling off players and also make €800 million from the Bernabéu, when fans will be allowed to watch the games later in the year.

Madrid to be relaunched in the Supercopa.

According to Marca, Zidane is aware the recent draws over Elche and Osasuna has generated tensions and doubts. As such, he wants to use the Supercopa to relaunch Madrid.

Preparations for the semi-final.

Los Blancos trained yesterday in Málaga, begining preparations for the Supercopa semi-final against Athletic Club on Thursday. They conducted a training game on a small sized pitch and also practiced crossing and finishing drills. The team also worked on ball circulation and finishing with small-sized goals.

Retro-tactical Analysis of “Carloball”.

If you haven't watched it already, please do so. Om Arvind made a great tactical analysis article from Carlo Ancelotti's time when he coached Real Madrid back in 2015. The analysis is from a game against Athletic Bilbao, which Los Blancos won 5-0.