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Managing Madrid Podcast: Di Stefano’s Greatness; Castilla Corner; Real Madrid Femenino Post-game

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid’s 1962 European Cup Final vs Benfica; Castilla Corner discuss Raul (and more); Grant Little recaps Las Blancas’ draw

Di Stefano Photo by Terry Disney/Central Press/Getty Images

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

Part One (Castilla Corner with Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, and Ruben Skjerping)

  • The massive changes in Segunda B this season
  • Why its potentially the most important season in Castilla history
  • Our expectations for the season
  • Thoughts on the squad list and the weak points
  • Raul as first team coach
  • Who is in the first team in three years time.
  • And more.

Part Two — 1:03:40 — (Historical Segment with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse)

  • Benfica 5 - 3 Real Madrid, 1962 European Cup Final
  • Real Madrid’s ‘3rd leg’ vs Juventus, and their run to the final
  • The classic 3-2-5
  • An entire Alfredo di Stefano swoon segment.
  • Has there been a player like him since?
  • Francisco Gento, arriving from 2020 in a time machine
  • Ferenc Puskas with yet another hat-trick in a final
  • Eusebio’s greatness
  • Pachin’s performance
  • Miguel Muñoz’s success
  • Johan Cruyff, the ball boy
  • Broadcast things
  • And more

Part Three — 1:54:32 — (Las Blancas with Grant Little)

  • Grant breaks down the match that no one could watch
  • Kenti Robles and Sofia Jakobsson’s good performances
  • The dilemma of starting our best players out of position
  • Aznar’s interesting substitutions
  • Standouts and Best 11
  • Overall takeaways from the first two matches

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)

Kristofer McCormack (@K_mc06)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)

Castilla Corner (@CastillaCorner)