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Managing Madrid Podcast: El Clasico Post-game

Kiyan Sobhani, Eduardo Alvarez, Om Arvind, and Siddharth Ramsundar break down the win over Barcelona

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

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

Part One (Immediate Reaction pod with Kiyan Sobhani and Eduardo Alvarez)

  • Why we’re not surprised with this result
  • Why the Clasico is not the ultimate measuring stick
  • The difference between Ronald Koeman and Zinedine Zidane
  • Lucas Vazquez’s performance
  • Nacho Fernandez’s performance
  • Marco Asensio’s performance
  • Vinicius Jr’s performance
  • Toni Kroos’s performance
  • Real Madrid’s defensive shape
  • Luka Modric’s goal
  • Lionel Messi’s performance
  • And more.

Part Two — 45:19 — (Tactical breakdown with Om Arvind and Siddharth Ramsundar)

  • Thoughts on the starting lineups
  • Real Madrid’s offensive structure
  • Inefficiencies in taking advantage of Valverde and Vinícius as runners
  • Ferland Mendy as an inverted fullback
  • Barcelona’s defensive structure
  • How Koeman changed Barca’s offense for El Clásico
  • Messi’s evolving role over the course of the season
  • Pedri’s performance
  • Was the Asensio criticism to start the first half fair?
  • Explaining why Barca started the 2nd half better
  • Evaluating Real Madrid’s sporadic pressing
  • Why Barcelona miss Suárez
  • Koeman’s awful substitutions
  • Frenkie de Jong not tracking Modrić
  • Casemiro vs. Kroos
  • Lucas’ bright cameo
  • Patron questions
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Eduardo Alvarez (@Alvarez)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@TacticalFouling)