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It’s been an intense 9 days for Actual Madrid. They beat Atletico Madrid 5-3 in Saudi Arabia, earlier than thumping Barcelona 4-1 within the Spanish Supercup closing. But after Atleti beat Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect 4-2 of their Copa del Rey conflict on Thursday evening, the Italian coach was being requested if that they had his quantity.
It was a cathartic derby win for Atletico, who received courtesy of a surprising objective from Antoine Griezmann within the a centesimal minute. Even with out the midfielder Diego Simeone needs, they held on. Atletico almost left considered one of their gamers in Saudi Arabia, however Angel Correa’s transfer there’s at present transferring slower than many would love.
In the meantime Actual Madrid are unlikely to do something this winter, however are making strikes for the summer season. Along with tearing Barcelona aside (he scored a hat-trick in 40 minutes), Los Blancos are counting on him and Jude Bellingham to recruit their high targets for subsequent 12 months. In the meantime Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andriy Lunin proceed to be the massive debate on the Bernabeu, with neither convincing and Ancelotti rotating them each few video games.
Barcelona are the closest to signing, regardless of their monetary woes. The Blaugrana will get a midfielder, however sadly for Xavi Hernandez, not one prepared to show their season round. After a humbling defeat to Actual Madrid, questions over his future have come sharply into focus. They face an enormous match away at Actual Betis this Sunday.
Betis starlet Assane Diao is a goal for Brentford, who’re contemplating paying his €30m launch clause. Bournemouth need his teammate Luiz Henrique, and Goncalo Guedes has left Wolves for Villarreal on mortgage. Sevilla loaned in Hannibal Mejbri from Manchester United, and Actual Sociedad changed the outgoing Mohamed-Ali Cho with Union Berlin’s Sheraldo Becker. Facundo Pellistri could possibly be the third United teen to go to Spain on mortgage, as he’s in superior talks with Granada.
Lastly, Dani Alves will change his testimony once more. His alleged rape trial is because of start within the first week of February, and the defence his lawyer will give is that the previous Champions League-winner was too drunk to know what he was doing.