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Managing Madrid Podcast: Zidane Return Party

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse review the performance against Celta, and more

Real Madrid CF v RC Celta de Vigo - 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 win over Celta and all it’s wrinkles

- Contextualizing the match -- sample size, opponent -- while discussing the encouraging signs

- Zinedine Zidane’s line-up selection

- The performances of Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio on the flanks

- The crosses compared to the season average this season, both home and away, and why Zidane likes to rely on them (and explaining a crossing scheme in general, and why it can and can’t work)

- Isco’s return

- Ditto Marcelo

- Bale’s role, historically, under Zidane

- Odriozola’s physical traits

- Zidane’s subs

- And much more.

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWitltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)