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Managing Madrid Podcast: 2000 UCL Title; Keylor’s legacy; Defensive Issues

Kiyan Sobhani, Eduardo Alvarez, Matt Wiltse, and Lucas Navarette on the Champions League title in Paris, and current issues with the team

POKAL/REAL MADRID - VALENCIA CF 3:0 Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

This Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.

Part one, on the Champions League final against Valencia in 2000 (Kiyan Sobhani, Eduardo Alvarez, Matt Wiltse)

- Link to watch the game

- The atmosphere in Paris for the Champions League final

- The context of that game

- Claudio Lopez: Barca killer

- A bonkers lineup and formation from Del Bosque

- Tactical wrinkles of that chaotic system

- Roberto Carlos was an absolute freak that Valencia had no answer for

- Raul and Macca as central midfielders

- Macca’s performance

- The first goal of the game, and Roberto Carlos’s long-range free kick

- The TEKA shirt -- controversial, apparently

- Symbolic cameos from Manolo Sanchis and Fernando Hierro

- Baby Casillas

- Nicolas Anelka’s weird legacy

- Ivan Helguera’s massive performance, and how underrated he was in his peak

- Ivan Campo

- Fernando Redondo masterclass

- And more

Part two, mailbag (Kiyan Sobhani, Lucas Navarette)

- Injury updates

- Revisiting Ramos’s mistake against Villarreal

- Potential lineup against Levante

- Can we relax? Or do we have good reason to be worried?

- Why do we loan players to teams that don’t play them?

- Keylor Navas’s legacy

- If the midfield trio done?

- The unfair criticism Varane gets

- The art of giving out the right contracts without overpaying older players

- And more

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Hosts this week:

Eduardo Alvarez (@Alvarez)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

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