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Managing Madrid Podcast: Breaking Down The Bilbao Game

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Kiyan, Gabe, and Om dissect the draw at San Mames

Athletic Club v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcas is brought to you by Hotel Europa in Madrid.

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Gabe Lezra, and Om Arvind discuss:

  • Courtois’s comfort with the ball at his feet
  • Athletic Bilbao’s pressing
  • Berizzo’s man-marking scheme
  • Real Madrid’s vulnerability defending the half-space between Marcelo and Ramos
  • The changes that Casemrio brought
  • Toni Kroos as a defensive midfielder: when it works, and when it doesn’t
  • The linebreakers: Marcelo, Marco Asensio, Isco
  • Real Madrid’s finances
  • When will we see more counter-attacks?
  • Explaining Lopetegui’s subs
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)