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Open Thread: March 13, 2021

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A match day issue of the Daily Merengue!!

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/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 favourite mods: Valyrian Steel, Felipejack, YoSnail, Ezek Ix and yours truly.

Final training session ahead of Elche

The team had their final training session before facing Elche at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium. Marcelo trained with the rest of the players but wasn’t included in the squad for said match. A win is obviously a must, as Los Blancos are still in the title race and it would give them a boost for the midweek Champions League second leg game against Atalanta as well. Have a look at the boys doing some shooting drills:

What do you think? Will we see Eden Hazard getting minutes in this one?

Brahim’s anti-United clause

Marca reports that when Brahim Diaz joined Real Madrid from Manchester City, the Citizens made sure to insert a clause that would prevent the young attacker from joining their city-rivals. Even though Brahim couldn’t get game time in Madrid, it is widely accepted that he is a great talent and this move by City, just shows that they believe in him themselves as well. His performances for AC Milan have certainly not proven this opinion wrong. It will be interesting to see how the Royal Whites handle Brahim Diaz from next season onwards, since he will have plenty of competition for his position if he is to return.

Have a nice day, enjoy your favourite team play and hopefully win! May the madridismo be with you.