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Open Thread: February 28, 2021

Another issue of the Daily Merengue!

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As reported by Lucas Navarrate, four players are back to training sessions with the rest of the squad: Odriozola, Marcelo, Valverde and Rodrygo. They can be part of the squad for tomorrow’s game against Real Sociedad. AS reported, however, the medical staff probably should be more patient with Rodrygo as the Brazilian doesn’t play since December.

Valverde’s return to the pitch at this moment is very important to recover rhythm, as there is rumors that he’ll replace Casemiro in the starting 11 in the second-leg against Atalanta.

Valverde celebrated his return:

One year without Bernabéu Stadium

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