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Managing Madrid Podcast: How To Stop Messi, Media Bias Against Real Madrid, Valverde’s Legacy, & More.

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Om and Gabe dive into the importance of this Clásico, every tactical kink, and a bunch more.

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

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

  • A ridiculous opinion on Ronaldo
  • Why this Clásico is important
  • Media bias against Real Madrid
  • Well-wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson, who recently underwent surgery for a brain hemorrhage
  • Whether Real Madrid give a tribute to Iniesta
  • Valverde’s performance with Barcelona; tactics, loss vs. Roma, and use of Messi
  • Why the diamond went wrong this season
  • Context behind “distance run” stats
  • Potential tactical set-ups vs. Barca
  • How to stop Messi
  • Madrid players and the World Cup
  • Whether Zidane will be sacked at the end of the season
  • Real Madrid playing their bench in El Clásico
  • Varane’s injury and how to cope
  • Real Madrid’s consistent success in the Champions League
  • Why we should take Liverpool seriously
  • Om’s new obsession with meme-ing

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)

Gabe Lezra (@GabeLezra)