The team had their final training session in preparation for meeting Sevilla on Sunday.
The entire team was available for the session. Hooray!
Here’s the full draw:
Some good match ups there! Who do you see going through?
International duty is coming up and 13 of our players (including out on loan Marco Asensio) have been called up.
Danilo (Brazil), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica), Mateo Kovačić & Luka Modrić (Croatia), Raphael Varane (France), Toni Kroos (Germany), Cristiano Ronaldo & Pepe (Portugal), Sergio Ramos, Nacho Fernandez & Isco Alarcon (Spain) and Marco Asensio (Spain U-21).
Gareth wasn’t called up due to the imminent birth of his second baby (depending on who you talk to – others say fear of injury), Marcelo is being rested and Karim wasn’t called up because of, you know, the court case. But Karim was back in court for another matter, this time as a “secret witness.” A newspaper in France (Libération) broke the story. It’s a drug trafficking and money laundering case. Before you scream “JFC KARIM!” and throw something at the computer, he’s not actually under criminal suspicion in this one, so yay? Baby steps. Get Football has a breakdown of the case and here’s the original article in Libération, which included this picture.
Oh Benzema. What the hell are we going to do with you? First off, you need some new friends – that’s for sure. Anyhow, when everyone returns after international duty, guess what our first league match is? That’s right, El Clasico. ::headdesk:: God give me strength.