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Kiyan and Matt go through the match against CSKA, and look at the team’s issues

CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Group G Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images

On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

- Real Madrid’s confusing formation against CSKA

- Kroos’s giveaway and ensuing ‘redemption’

- The Reguilón / Odriozola pairing

- Casemiro’s positioning

- Again, the case for more Mariano

- Tactical issues

- Was there a case for Vinicius if Real Madrid didn’t have to burn an early sub?

- Last season’s results at this time last year

- Real Madrid’s xG

- Dealing with certain overreactions

- The positioning of Asensio and Ceballos

- Asking more of Asensio

- The quality of shots that Real Madrid are generating

- Benzema’s shooting stats

- The importance of winning the upcoming Clasico

- More on Kroos / Casemiro’s collective positioning

- And more

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wtilse (@MattWitltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)