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Managing Madrid Podcast: Alaves Post-game

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down the win over Alaves, and take questions from fans

Real Madrid CF v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

- Real Madrid’s front-three: an assessment

- Karim Benzema’s hot form, and some context to go with it

- Gareth Bale’s passivity, and, does he get a start in the Camp Nou?

- Why Vinicius Jr’s performances and defending have been exemplary

- Can Karim Benzema sustain this streak, and can the team find a second goalscorer to help him?

- The performance of the midfield

- Did Alaves deserve anything from this game?

- Not as much energy throughout the 90, but finally capitalizing on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid dropping points

- Mauricio Pochettino’s comments about trophies not being important

- Isco’s brief cameo

- Who starts in the upcoming Clasico?

- Can Gareth Bale recover his form?

- How we became Madridista

- The upcoming schedule, balancing rotations

- And more

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWitltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)