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Managing Madrid Podcast: Manita over Barca in 1995; Kubo to Mallorca; Keylor’s Transfer Request

Kiyan Sobhani, Eduardo Alvarez, and Lucas Navarrete tackle some of Real Madrid’s history, and go through a Real Madrid mailbag

SPANISH Soccer Photo by Paul Marriott/EMPICS via Getty Images

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

Part One (Kiyan Sobhani, Eduardo Alvarez)

- Real Madrid 5 - 0 Barcelona, 1995. Link to watch the game.

- The context and build-up (stemming for three years) to the game

- Four players who played for both teams appeared that night

- Barcelona’s offense completely shrivelling. They were paralyzed.

- The decline of Johan Cruyff’s dream

- Laudrup, absolute partidazo

- Jorge Valdano’s pressing scheme

- An assessment of Raul’s first season

- The frenetic pace of the game

- The Hierro - Sanchis dyad

- Luis Milla vs Fernando Redondo (a huge discussion at the time)

- Amavisca!

- Bam Bam! A monster game and season from Ivan Zamorano

- The fans’ reaction to Stoichkov’s red card just before half time.

- Martin Vazquez’s role

- The importance of an attacker’s ability to defend

- The Bernabeu’s demands, but also their appreciation

- Sergio Busquets’s dad was a terrible goalkeeper

- And more.

Part Two (Kiyan Sobhani, Lucas Navarrete)

- Takefusa Kubo’s loan move to Mallorca

- The latest Keylor Navas update

- Who would Courtois’s backup be if Keylor left?

- How true is the report of Real Madrid’s mega offer to PSG?

- Fabrica XI from the past 30 years

- Javier Portillo

- Martin Odegaard / Guti player comp

- Odegaard vs Kubo this weekend

- An evaluation of Lassana Diarra’s Real Madrid career

- Will we see Xabi Alonso manage Real Madrid?

- Raul’s ability as a coach

- System-specific players

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Eduardo Alvarez (@Alvarez)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)

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