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Managing Madrid Podcast: Espanyol Post-game

Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear break down the win over Espanyol, and look ahead to the Valencia game

Real Madrid v Espanyol - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear discuss:

  • Espanyol’s defensive shape
  • Vinicius Jr’s performance
  • Karim Benzema’s performance
  • The interesting distinguishing factor between Vinicius and Rodrygo Goes in this particular game
  • Fede Valverde’s positioning on the right
  • The diversity of goal-scorers so far this season
  • Making sense of the mess that is Espanyol -- how much is Machin to blame?
  • Defensive performance of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy, and Dani Carvajal
  • Casemiro’s performance
  • Zinedine Zidane implies that Casemiro will play against Valencia
  • Left-back solutions for next week
  • Has the rotation ideology changed?
  • Stats that don’t exist yet
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Euan McTear (@Emctear)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

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