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Managing Madrid Podcast: Valencia Post-game; Las Blancas Win

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Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down the loss at Mestalla; Om Arvind and Grant Little break down Las Blancas’s win over Eibar

Valencia CF v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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

Part One (Valencia post-game with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse)

  • Real Madrid’s first 20-30 minutes of play
  • Their offensive gameplan
  • Starting XI
  • Marcelo’s performance
  • A thorough breakdown of all goals conceded
  • Marco Asensio’s performance
  • The upcoming schedule
  • Karim Benzema injury update
  • Zinedine Zidane’s subs
  • Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic off the bench
  • Martin Odegaard and Rodrygo Goes’s performances
  • Odegaard’s ceiling
  • Thibaut Courtois’s performance
  • Isco’s place in the team
  • And more.

Part Two (Las Blancas with Grant Little and Om Arvind)

  • How good Eibar have been despite being newly promoted
  • Real Madrid’s inability to control the game
  • Troubles against high pressure
  • The one-dimensionality of our attack
  • How we created a few dangerous sequences to end the half
  • The effectiveness of David Aznar’s odd substitution
  • Kosovare Asllani’s goal record
  • Olga Carmona’s unorthodox movements
  • Whether Teresa Abelleira should’ve started or at least been subbed on
  • The unfortunate nature of the penalties
  • How Eibar got back into the game through their substitutions
  • The underutilization of Marta Corredera as an inverted fullback
  • The extremely physical nature of women’s football
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)