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Open Thread: August 13, 2021

Our Friday issue of the Daily Merengue!

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La liga debuts today.

La Liga starts today with the game between Valencia and Getafe! Just remembering, Real Madrid’s game is against Alavés tomorrow.

According to Onda Cero, the starting forwards will be Bale, Jovic and Rodrygo. Benzema will be available, but won’t start. There is also the question who starts in right back, as Carvajal returned from injury recently, and he probably won’t start.

New shirt numbers for Los Blancos.

Now, the new kit numbers: Jovic was registered with shirt #16, Bale is now #18 and Rodrygo will use #21.

The issue is Odegaard, Ceballos and Vallejo have not yet been registered. Apparentely, Odegaard will take the number 5 from Varane, but the French player is still registered as Real Madrid player, as he has not been officialy announced by Manchester United. If things do not change, Odegaard and Vallejo won’t be available against Alavés. There are two numbers left in the squad: 5 and 25.