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Open Thread: January 5, 2021.

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

Real Madrid v RC Celta - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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.

Upcoming Fixtures

Matchday 18: at Osasuna. Saturday, January 9. 9:00 PM CET / 3:00 PM EST

Supercopa de España, Semi Final: Real Madrid vs. Athletic Club, January 14, time to be decided. Location: La Rosedela

Matchday 20: at Alaves. Saturday, January 23. 9:00 PM CET / 3:00 PM EST

Report: Barcelona Training and Press Conference postponed due to Covid

FC Barcelona v SD Eibar - La Liga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

(Via Marca)

Barcelona have released a statement confirming that two members of Ronald Koeman’s coaching staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

As a result, Tuesday’s training session has been postponed as a precautionary measure, as well as Koeman’s press conference ahead of Barcelona’s match against Athletic Club.

https://www.marca.com/en/football/barcelona/2021/01/04/5ff39923e2704e40ab8b4639.html

A Report on The Contract Statuses of Modric, Ramos and Vazquez

Real Madrid v RC Celta - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

(via Marca)

Three Real Madrid stars in Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez all see their contracts expire on June 30 of this year, and while there has been progress on the Croatian’s new deal, as well as that of the Los Blancos caption, Lucas has rejected the club’s first offer of a renewal.

Modric has already said yes to the offer put on the table and Ramos is still in the process of negotiating a new deal with the club, even though both can speak to other sides as they are in the last six months of the current deals. The only outlier is Lucas, who has a proposal from Real Madrid, but it hasn’t convinced him.

https://www.marca.com/en/football/real-madrid/2021/01/04/5ff34760268e3e245c8b45ad.html

Here's the video from tonight's live Q&A on Instagram. On Kubo, transfers, Alaba, Ramos, etc

Posted by Kiyan Sobhani on Tuesday, January 5, 2021