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The MEGA Champions League Final Preview Podcast

Kiyan and Gabe breakdown the Champions League final from A-Z

Juventus v Real Madrid CF  - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

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On this episode, Gabe and Kiyan thoroughly broke down all the details of Saturday's final. Topics discussed:

  • What it was like meeting Butrageuno and Florentino
  • How Zidane's done up until now as a manager, and how his success might change the way Real Madrid build from here
  • Where this Real Madrid era would rank all time if they beat Juve
  • Totti's legacy compared to Raul's
  • Allegri's guesswork on Isco and Bale
  • Higuain's capability of 'pulling a Morata'
  • How to cope defensively against Manduzkic / Higuain / Dybala
  • The De Gea rumours
  • Our biggest strength(s) heading into Cardiff
  • Juve's weakenesses that we can exploit
  • Ways to breakdown Juve, and what might happen if Juve score an early goal
  • Which substitutions Zidane should make if the score is tied at half-time
  • The Isco vs Bale debate - SETTLED ONCE AND FOR ALL
  • And much more..

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Gabe Lezra (@GabeLezra)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

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