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Squad List for the Elche Game
Ho... No Benzema? This probably means that one of Jovic and Mariano will have to step up to the plate...
♫ So step on up to the plaaaate
Meet your fate
Walkin’ straight on into the lion’s lair ♫
(The song is from a legendary videogame - Persona 4)
Do you think that’s the case or maybe Carlo tries something new entirely, like Marco/Hazard False 9. I’m personally hoping to see Jovic, as I believe that the 9’s positioning has been missed in a few games, like the later stages of the Osasuna one.
The Dream Club
If you don’t know who this is, don’t worry, it’s understandable. The youngster plays for the MLS team Dallas, as well as the USMNT. He is considered a prodigy. The following is taken from 90min:
Ricardo Pepi very suddenly became a household name across the United States in 2021.
The 18-year-old Texan starred for the United State’s Men’s National Team this fall, scoring three goals in four World Cup qualifying appearances and quickly rising in ranks.
Now, with 90min reporting that Pepi has submitted a transfer request to FC Dallas, it’s all but certain the young American will join a club in one of the major European leages.
Ricardo Pepi to @90min_Football: "I always tell my parents, always tell my agent that my dream has always been playing for Real Madrid. Before I even retire I want to play a couple of years. I want to play at least three, four years in Real. It’s top of the world” ⚪️ #Real #MLS pic.twitter.com/FaZxCWB46q— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 29, 2021
We know it’s happening
Marcelo will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, in 14 years at the club he has won:— PurelyFootball®️ (@PurelyFootball) October 29, 2021
➡️ 5 La Liga
➡️ 4 Champions League
➡️ 4 Club World Cup
➡️ 4 Spanish Supercup
➡️ 3 European Supercup
➡️ 2 Copa del Rey
End of an era. pic.twitter.com/gNKe4DuZdi
Enjoy the weekend and may the Madridismo be with you all.