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Open Thread: March 1, 2021

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Real Valladolid v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

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, myself or NeRObutBlanco.

GAME DAY

It is time my fellow Madridistas. Today, we fight against the 5th power of our dangerously prepared league. We must bring them down at all costs. We are now 3rd in current standings, a win will put us back in 2nd.

VAR (Valverde And Rodrygo) Not that other stuff...

Valverde & Rodrygo have been included in the squad lists vs Real Sociedad, shortly after their return from injury.

SIDENOTES

Yesterday, Gareth Bale scored his first brace in over a year (18 months) against Burnley. His last brace was recorded on 9/2019 against Villareal. Tottenham won the match 4-0. Source: @RealMadridInfo

Granada are in the RO16 in Europa League, after successfully eliminating Napoli (3-2 on Aggregate). Our own Jesus Vallejo was subbed in the match at the 83rd minute. Granada has had a grueling schedule, they’ve racked up injuries as a result. But Vallejo has been able to double the amount of games he’s played (24) since last season (14).