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Open Thread: January 28, 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.

Predicted lineup for next game

Ultra_Suristic gave us Marca’s predicted lineup for the game againt Levante

Even though Marca predictes Ramos will play, he trained alone yesterday.

The defence

Last season, Los Blancos won La Liga conceding only 25 goals - a record not at least since 1987-1988 season, according to Marca. However, this season Los Blancos already conceded 16 in 19 games, almost 1 per game.

Further, Carvajal has missed 15 of 26 games this season and Ramos missed 11. So injury is one the factors that led Real to concede more often this season than the last one.

More about renewal

Marca: Ramos and Vazquez reject the club offer to renew their contracts, but no movements since then. There isn’t a lot of optimism at the moment and the players are free to talk to other clubs.