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Open Thread: March 11, 2021

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Another issue of the Daily Merengue!!

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via 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 your beloved mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix and yours truly.

The squad continue preparations for the Elche game

The team trained ahead of Sunday’s game against Elche, which they will play at the Alfredo Di Stephano stadium. As reported, Eden Hazard and captain Sergio Ramos are back and training with the squad. That’s something that ought to lift every Madridista’s mood, as both are key players that haven’t seen action in a while.

Haaland might be the new priority

Erling Haaland - who by the way is the fastest player to reach 20 Champions League goals, might be the new No 1 target for Real Madrid this summer, since he is probably a more possible signing than Kylian Mbappe. However, there is a good chance that Barcelona might be in the race for his signing as well. Borussia Dortmund’s finances aren’t the best they’ve been and this gives Los Blancos some hope for the move. On the other hand, Barcelona’s financial situation is well known, and they might have to sell before they can fund such a move for the young star. It will be interesting to see how this year’s transfer saga plays out.

Europa League is here for some entertainment

The Europa League may not be a competition Real Madrid are playing in right now, but there are quite a few games you could watch to entertain yourselves for the night. There’s Arsenal who play Olympiacos away (...again), looking to avenge last year’s ET disqualification. Real Madrid loanees Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos will be looking to change the club’s fate this time around. Elsewhere, a certain in-form Welsh dragon and his Tottenham side take on Dinamo Zagreb, while fellow La Liga sides Granada and Villarreal face Molde and Dynamo Kiev respectively, jus to name a few.

Have a great day and may the madrisismo be with you.