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Managing Madrid Podcast: Analyzing Isco’s Role vs. Málaga & Valencia’s Impressive Draw vs. Barcelona

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Om & Gabe dissect the weekend’s results.

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Om Arvind and Gabe Lezra discuss:

  • Isco’s roaming role vs. Málaga
  • Real Madrid’s weak defensive organization
  • The selection of Lucas Vázquez against Málaga
  • Real’s Madrid’s individual mistakes
  • Good luck/bad luck
  • Ronaldo’s confidence
  • Ernesto Valverde’s superb pressing scheme
  • Barcelona’s over-reliance on Messi for inventiveness
  • Valencia’s impressive second half performance
  • Goal-line technology & VAR
  • The Vallejo-Varane partnership
  • Vallejo’s readiness for Real Madrid
  • Whether Real Madrid should sign Icardi or not

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