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Los Blancos get the job done.
A Militao bullet header, an Asensio deflected goal and an own goal helped Los Blancos progress in the Copa Del Rey and banish the ghosts from a year ago. It wasn’t pretty but it was enough and now attention turns back to La Liga once again. The game was covered in the immediate reaction, 3 answers and 3 questions and player ratings articles as well as the Managing Madrid podcast. In his post game press conference, Ancelotti made an interesting comment regarding Lunin. We shall see Carlo. We shall see. Anyway congratulations to the goalkeeper on his first official win as a starter with Los Blancos.
| Ancelotti: "I didn't say Lunin will play all the Copa games. He can play in La Liga too." #rmalive— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) January 5, 2022
Does discarding the Haaland transfer until 2023 make sense?
It doesn’t to me, especially when he could go to our closest rivals or another major Champions League competitor. Matt Wiltse’s article broke the news yesterday. Have your say in the poll below Madridistas.
Should Haaland’s potential signing be discarded until 2023?
This poll is closed
| Sebastien Kehl (BVB director): "We will sit down with Erling Haaland and his team in the next few weeks and discuss his situation intensively. It would be good if the decision doesn't drag on forever." @swearimnotpaul #rmalive pic.twitter.com/KRrzSqyqfX— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) January 5, 2022
Under the radar transfer rumors.
Really don’t know what to make of this.
In case ya’ll haven’t been keeping track.
We got Valencia next and then Barca in the Supercup to be played in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There is no such thing as a friendly Clasico.