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Managing Madrid Podcast: Real Madrid 1 - 0 Bayern Munich, 2004 UCL

Kiyan Sobhani, Gabe Lezra, and Matt Wiltse have a ton of fun recording this historical segment. Found a dope pic of Zidane’s ninja goal too.

Fussball CL 03/04: Real Madrid-FC Bayern Muenchen 1:0 Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

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On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Gabe Lezra discuss:

- The context of Real Madrid’s 2nd leg match against Bayern in the 2004 UCL round-of-16

- The starting line-up, which, on paper, was very unbalanced

- Missing that day: OG Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos

- The David Beckham - Guti double pivot

- Raul’s performance, his decline, and understanding of the game

- The disaster of the 2003 - 2004 season: The Monaco exit, and the nose-dive domestically towards the end.

- Player evaluation: Santiago Solari

- Zinedine Zidane’s calming presence

- The sheer tension of that match, the brawl at the end, and the overall rivalry against Bayern

- Real Madrid’s defense, and how it somehow survived that day

- How underrated David Beckham was

- How press-resistant the midfield was

- The mistake of benching Esteban Cambiasso and then selling him

- Going through Bayern’s team at the time

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)