Catching Up With Los Blancos

10 Oct

Gotta admit, with all the shit going down with the Kavanaugh confirmation clusterfuck, I have not had the will to write about football. JFC, what a mess my country is right now. Americans, please remember to get out there and vote next month. We need you now more than ever.

That match on the weekend was a disappointment for sure. I do realize that we’re trying to find out feet and there’s injuries but a bit of fire seems to be missing. The latest injury is Benzema and his right hamstring.  In better news, Isco and Marcelo returned to training yesterday. Marcelo finished the whole session today. Isco worked both indoors and on the pitch on his own. Carvajal and Benz continued their recovery work. As the internationals are off on duty, Julen had Casilla, Luca, Odriozola, Reguilón, Marcos Llorente, Mariano, Lucas Vázquez and Castilla players López, Javi Sánchez, Alberto, Martín, Fran García, Cristo, De la Fuente, Zabarte, Álex, Seoane, Jaume, De Frutos and Feuillassier for the session. (Video)

14 players were called up for international duty: Nacho, Ramos, Asensio and Ceballos (Spain), Varane (France), Bale (Wales), Courtois (Belgium), Modric (Croatia), Kroos (Germany), Casemiro (Brazil), Keylor Navas (Costa Rica), Valverde (Spain U21) and Vinicius Jr. (Brazil U20). Here’s a schedule of all the matches.

Marcelo brought his sunshiny self to visit the kids at Residencia Infantil Chamberí, which is a children’s home in Madrid. He signed autographs, toured the facility, took part in a clinic and played a game with the kids for fun.

Congrats to the 8 Blancos who made the 30 man shortlist for the 2018 Ballon D’Or: Ramos, Varane, Modric, Marcelo, Isco, Courtois, Bale and Benzema Real Madrid was the best represented team. The rest of the names on the shortlist are: Agüero, Alisson, Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Firmino, Godín, Griezmann, Hazard, Kane, Kanté, Lloris, Mandzukic, Mané, Mbappé, Messi, Neymar, Oblak, Pogba, Rakitic, Salah and Luis Suárez.

So do you think Lukita will make it a treble this year?

– Lozil

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