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Open Thread: March 12, 2022

Our Saturday Edition of the Daily Merengue!

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

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Focus turns to Mallorca.

The team were back in training at Real Madrid City as they begin preparation for the LaLiga matchday 28 fixture against Mallorca at the Son Moix on Monday night.

The session got underway in the gym as the starters from the PSG game carried out recovery work. The rest of the group did rondos while the goalkeepers worked individually. The players then focussed on possession and pressing, and ended with an intense small-sided game. The team needs to maintain its 8 point lead atop La Liga heading into El Clasico.

Are we over the UCL victory yet?

Not quite. Check out this bench cam footage released by the club.

Have we lost out on Haaland?

While the Spanish press broke the news about Mbappe signing for Real Madrid as early as next week, recent reports from the English press suggest that a move to the Etihad is imminent for Erling Haaland. We shall see what develops.

ICYMI: Managing Madrid Podcast: Loan-tracker

Get caught up on news regarding Real Madrid’s loan-army as Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse review the performances from this past week on this not to miss podcast.