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Managing Madrid Podcast: Tactical Wrinkles Against Bayern; Looking Ahead To Liverpool

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Kiyan and Gabe discuss Real Madrid’s legacy, things to improve on against Klopp in the final, and a ton more

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

- Tactical issues against Bayern

- The legacy of this current Real Madrid side, and what its achieved at the European level in the past five-to-eight years

- El Clasico importance, mindset going in, and assessing what is at stake despite La Liga already being decided

- The importance of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, and Keylor Navas

- Things that absolutely need to be rectified heading into the final

- How to beat Liverpool’s press

- Ulreich’s mental health

- The Mateo Kovacic experience against Bayern

- The issues of Real Madrid’s midfield in the second leg

- Marco Asensio’s underwhelming defensive decisions throughout the match

- Karim Benzemaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

- Narratives against Real Madrid, filled with so much salt you could float

- James over two legs: His performance, and ability to not burn any bridges given where his heart is

- Quickly glossing over referee conspiracies

- Lucas Vazquez’s performance at right-back

- All of Luka Modric’s patch work. Bless his soul

- Real Madrid’s finances

- Which players do we classify as Real Madrid ‘legends’?

- And a ton, ton more.

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Hosts this week:

Gabe Lezra (@GabeLezra)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)