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Managing Madrid Podcast: Mike Goodman on Analytics, Real Madrid Stats, Tactics

Kiyan Sobhani is joined by Mike Goodman to talk about football analytics, and Real Madrid’s tactics under Zidane

Valencia CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Mike Goodman discuss:

- xG and xGA among the top 4 leagues, and what they can tell us

- La Liga’s low attacking numbers

- Premier League’s strength

- The money distribution in La Liga

- Depth of the Premier League

- Which stat is football lacking?

- OPPDA stat

- Examples of bad stats taken out of context

- The efficiency of crossing, and particularly in the context of Zidane’s tactics

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic pairing at Juventus

- How to break low blocks

- Manchester City’s incredible knack of scoring the same type of goal over and over again

- xGA for goalkeepers

- A hypothetical Spanish + French Real Madrid XI (for the future)

- And more

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Hosts this week:

Mike Goodman (@TheM_L_G)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

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