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Managing Madrid Podcast: Levante Post-game; Real Madrid Femenino vs Barcelona; Castilla Corner

Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind break down the win over Levante; The Las Blancas crew recap Real Madrid vs Barcelona; Castilla Corner discuss Castilla vs Valladolid B

Levante v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

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)