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Open Thread: August 10, 2021

Our Tuesday issue of the Daily Merengue!

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Team updates ahead of Alaves

La Liga starts for Los Blancos next saturday against Alaves. Some team updates:

  • Carvajal, Mendy, Odriozola and Kroos won’t be available for the game;
  • It is unlikely Benzema will play;
  • If nothing happens, Hazard will be available - his recovery process is going well;
  • Modric will be the main man in the midfield. Due to Kross’ injury, Modric will have to play more minutes.
  • Isco, Odegaard, Valverde, and Ceballos will fight for Kross’ position when he is out;
  • Vallejo will Real Madrid’s 4th CB in the squad;
  • Chust is going out on loan to Cádiz.
  • Apparentely, Jovic and Mariano are not part of Ancelotti’s plans;
  • Mariano doesn’t want to leave and is not considering any offers;
  • Jovic wants to stay and convince Ancelotti, but he is open for a loan move;
  • There is an agreement between Real and Mallorca for one year loan move for Kubo.