This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in three parts.
Part One (Levante post-game with Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind)
- Zidane’s starting XI
- Should we be worried about the team’s performances?
- Why Real Madrid don’t ‘get up’ for big games
- Kiyan and Om’s altering views of how the first half unfolded
- Vinicius Jr’s missed chances
- Real Madrid’s press
- What happened in the second half?
- Ferland Mendy’s performance
- What’s Mendy’s offensive ceiling?
- The offensive structure of the team
- Zidane’s subs
- Zidane’s decision to not sign Kepa
- Levante’s cut-backs
- Premier League results (insane)
- Andriy Lunin’s development
- Would Raul be a good A-team coach?
Part Two — 1:43:33 — (Las Blancas with Om Arvind, Jess Houwen, Grant Little)
- The craziness of Sunday’s football
- Quickly reviewing the Primera Iberdrola results
- Real Madrid’s social media vs. Barcelona’s
- Las Blancas’ positive defensive start
- Marta Corredera at left back
- Misa’s incredible first half performance
- How Barcelona began to exploit Madrid’s defensive structure
- Madrid not tracking Barca’s late runs into the box
- Asllani’s wrongly disallowed goal
- Kenti Robles’ dribbling
- Why Barcelona became even more dominant in the 2nd half
- Torrejón’s outlier importance as a fullback
- Whether Sofia Jakobsson should’ve started or not
- Marta Cardona looking better on the left
- Will Aznar learn how to use Asllani well?
- Breaking down Barcelona’s high press
- And more
Part Three — 2:48:30 — (Castilla Corner with Kristofer McCormack, Ruben Skjerping, Sam Sharpe)
- Pablo Rodriguez to Lecce
- The friendly loss to Real Valladolid B
- Scoreline vs. performance
- Victor Chust making it to the senior team
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Hosts this week:
Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)
Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)
Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)
Kristofer McCormack (@K_mc06)
Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)
Castilla Corner (@CastillaCorner)
Jess Houwen (@Jesshuh15)