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Managing Madrid Podcast: Ferland Mendy, Paul Pogba, PSG drama; Real Madrid 3 - 1 Manchester United, 2003

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Part 1: Jonathan Johnson joins Kiyan Sobhani to discuss Mendy, and the latest on Pogba, Mbappe, and Neymar. Part 2: Matt Wiltse joins Kiyan for some Real Madrid history

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This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.

Part 1 (Kiyan Sobhani, Jonathan Johnson)

- Zinedine Zidane’s effect on signing Ferland Mendy

- Mendy being a late-bloomer

- How he does in big games

- The latest with Tanguy Ndombele

- Nasser Al Khelaifi, controversial quotes

- Paul Pogba update

- And more.

Part 2 (Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, on Real Madrid vs Manchester United in 2003)

- How dominant Real Madrid were against Manchester United in the first leg

- The context of the tie, and the near-elimination against Dortmund prior

- How tactics and intensity have changed since then

- How old Fernando Hierro performed

- Luis Figo’s goal

- Raul’s instinct. Breaking down both of his goals

- The non-calls on Zidane, Ronaldo, and Guti

- Ronaldo’s performance

- The presence of Roberto Carlos

- Roberto Carlos vs Marcelo

- Zidane’s smoothness -- is there any footballer as aesthetically-pleasing since him?

- Michel Salgado’s performance

- The famous Luis Figo death stare

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWitltse4)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip)