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Managing Madrid Podcast: Breaking Down The Espanyol Match

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Kiyan, Gabe, and Om discuss the low chance creation, Isco and Asensio’s roles, the pressing from both sides, Ramos’s performance, Llorente’s cameo, and more

Real Madrid CF v RCD Espanyol - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images,

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast 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:

  • The (relatively) low xG for both sides for this particular game
  • A Matheu Lahoz rant
  • Espanyol’s high-press
  • Isco and Asensio’s interchangeability
  • What Gareth Bale would’ve solved
  • Pass maps and what they indicate
  • Real Madrid’s great press, exemplified by Ceballos and Casemiro
  • Sergio Ramos’s ‘freedom’
  • The case for more Mariano for this particular match
  • Marcos Llorente swooning us
  • ’New Bernabeu’ plans
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)