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Open Thread: December 14, 2021

Your Tuesday Edition of the Daily Merengue!!

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - La Liga
I’m guessing everyone is glad we signed the man?
Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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How it basically went down

Real Madrid’s UCL draw in a nutshell

What in the World was that Draw???

Let me get this straight. It’s the day of the biggest draw in the world of sports. And you mess the freakin’ pots up? HOW-I-I mean... Wow... just WOW... Then, you redo the whole draw. The results? You feed Atletico to Ronaldo again, and match Messi, Mbappe & Ramos against Real Madrid. I ‘d say you’d be forgiven if you thought this looks fishy. I’m not directly saying it was rigged or anything, but... Really?!?! It strikes everyone as odd, that something like this can be messed up. Oh well, the teams will have to deal with what they got in the final draw.

♫ Ain’t no use in complaining

When you’ve got a job to do

Spent my evenings down in the Champs League

And that’s when I met you yeah ♫

(to the tune of Bryan Adams’ “Summer of 69”)

Uh-Huh

And this looks plain wrong

Speaking of PSG and star players...

And a joke because... well, why not at this point

So... Opinions on our UCL R16 opponents?

Poll

How do you fancy our chances against PSG?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    No problem. We’ve got it ("I own you Larusso!")
    (117 votes)
  • 62%
    I’m confident about our chances, but we can’t underestimate PSG.
    (421 votes)
  • 17%
    We’re the underdogs in this one, but a masterclass ought to do it.
    (117 votes)
  • 2%
    We.. uh... are in for it. Big time.
    (18 votes)
673 votes total Vote Now

Have a nice day Madridistas. And may the Madridismo be with all of us... cause we sure as heck are gonna need it from the looks of it.