Spanish football morning headlines: Real Madrid have problems with multiple players and Barcelona have no money for transfers

Your Spanish football morning headlines for Thursday 31 December.

Marcelo curse strikes again

The curse of Marcelo struck Real Madrid once again on Wednesday – the club’s six-game winning streak ended as he returned to the starting line-up.

Marcelo Ferland Mendy

Marcelo Ferland Mendy

Los Blancos had won all six matches in a row without the Brazilian in the side but he replaced Ferland Mendy and the team subsequently were held by Elche, with the curse highlighted by Marca.

Since boss Zinedine Zidane has returned to Madrid – in early 2019 – he has managed 64 matches for Los Blancos in La Liga and has suffered 10 defeats. Real Madrid news shows that Marcelo has started in all of those defeats while Madrid are unbeaten in the 36 games Marcelo has not started.


Something’s up with Odegaard

Another player for whom there is an issue in the Spanish capital is Martin Odegaard, with Diario AS noting his ostracisation from recent proceedings.

Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard

The Norwegian has not played a minute of first-team football since December 1 and the report claims that is a huge indicator that Zinedine Zidane has lost trust in the midfielder.


No Barcelona money

Barcelona do not have the funds to compete in the January transfer market, so are unlikely to sign Memphis Depay – according to El Mundo Deportivo.

Memphis Depay

The report outlines how transfers would only be possible if they are combined with outgoings from the first-team squad, but this appears unlikely.

Tags Marcelo Martin Odegaard Memphis Depay


  1. M. Adam says: need halland in jan 2021

  2. Yannick says:

    They should sell players like umtiti,coutinho, Alena, Firpo,

  3. Abdulai says:

    Why Barcelona have no fon to bye player

  4. Emmanuel Amoako says:


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