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Churros y Tácticas Podcast: La Liga title race, Rijkaard / Zidane philosophy, Valencia's surge, and more

Kiyan Sobhani and Diego Lorijn talk about the title race, relegation battle, and a ton more

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On this episode of the Churros y Tácticas Podcast, Diego Lorijn and Kiyan Sobhani discussed:

- The beauty of Girona's coast (2:45)

- The very first Catalan derby between Girona and Barcelona (7:45)

- Leo Messi and Pablo Maffeo exchanges (9:00)

- Man-marking vs zonal marking (10:45)

- What we can gather from the Real Madrid - Barcelona - Atletico title race so far (15:00)

- Some odd quirks that Zinedine Zidane has in common with Frank Rijkaard (18:40)

- Jeremy Mathieu talking trash ahead of the mid-week clash between Barca and Sporting (32:05)

- How Catalonian independence would affect Barcelona and its fans, and the final line of having a voice about politics while being in the sports industry (34:45)

- The likelihood of a smaller Spanish club reaching peak Super Depor heights (45:35)

- Valencia's surge, Zaza's coming of age, Carlos Soler / Guedes on the blitzing counter-attack, and everything about Marcelinho's team (48:56)

- Is Malaga going down? (54:57)

- Las Palmas' place in relegation battle (59:35)

- Atletico Madrid rounding into form 1:01:50

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Co-host of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, as well as Diego Lorijn of Barca Blaugranes delve into La Liga's hottest topics -- along with the help of various Spanish football journalists from SB Nation, Marca, AS, and BeIn. We scrutinize the biggest games, dissect the main talking points, and bring a unique and fresh perspective to Spanish football.

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