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Daily Thread : May 13th, 2023

Saturday Edition of the Daily Merengue

The Daily Merengue is a place where you can feel free to discuss all things football. Do not be alarmed by the overt RMCF bias. It’s in the name!

Shoutout to the mods who do a fantastic job, Kung_Fu_Zizou , Valyrian Steel, Juninho, NeRObutBlanco and yours truly, Felipejack.

Conflicting reports on Ancelotti’s line-up vs Getafe.

Yesterday, the rumor was Carlo would use a lot of bench players as starters today. However, during press conference he said Courtois and Vinicius will play. For Carlo, there is enough time to recover until Wednesday.

I don’t get it. Coaches often talked about the calendar, how bad it is to have games only three days a part from each other. When Carlo can or even should rotate, he will play some of the starters. He even said he’ll evaluate Rodrygo, Benzema and Alaba.

but let’s talk about the important game...

Ancelotti definitely is more capable than I to assess this situation, but if he goes with that back-line formation, only Carvajal will play in the same position as he did in the 1st leg. Is it wise to change the position of 2 CBs ? Further, did the Alaba at left-back provided good results recently? Alaba start there in the Liverpool game and Nacho played much, much better when he replaced Alaba due to injury.


What is the best back-line to face City?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Camavinga - Alaba - Rudiger
    (95 votes)
  • 11%
    Camavinga - Alaba - Militão
    (29 votes)
  • 40%
    Alaba - Rudiger - Militão
    (99 votes)
  • 6%
    Nacho - Alaba - Rudiger
    (16 votes)
  • 3%
    Nacho - Alaba - Militão
    (8 votes)
247 votes total Vote Now

Let’s watch it one more time...

Is Endrick developing poorly on Palmeiras?

This is a rumor from a Brazilian source, so it doesn’t sound very credible to me.

Interestingly, Abel Ferreira is considered one of the best coaches in activity in Brazil.

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