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Managing Madrid Podcast: Athletic Post-game; Benzema vs Henry; Loan-tracker

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Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse break down the win over Athletic, and cap it with a deeper discussion on Zidane’s quotes about Benzema’s legacy. Also, part 2: loan-tracker.

Karim Benzema Thierry Henry Photo : Thomas Bregardis / Icon Sport via Getty Images

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

Part One (Athletic post-game with Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, Matt Wiltse)

- Zidane and Garitano’s post-game quotes

- Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI

- Athletic’s press

- What changed tactically after Raul Garcia’s red card?

- Toni Kroos’s performance

- Battle of the flanks

- Lucas Vazquez’s performance

- Should Athletic have had a penalty?

- What did Athletic do better in the second half?

- A breakdown of Athletic’s goal

- Has Sergio Ramos lost a step?

- Toni Kroos’s goal

- Zidane’s criticism of the team

- Luka Modric’s performance

- Karim Benzema’s performance

- A break down of the defensive collapse and Thibaut Courtois save before the third goal

- Real Madrid’s set-piece routines

- Zidane’s subs

- The performances of Isco and Marco Asensio of the bench

- Ferland Mendy’s performance

- Vinicius Jr’s performance

- Karim Benzema vs Thierry Henry

- And more.

Part Two: Matt Wiltse reviews the performances of the loanees over the weekend

  • Brahim productive first half vs Parma
  • Should Pioli have substituted Brahim at half?
  • Kubo rewarded with start vs Real Betis
  • Reguilon vs Crystal Palace
  • Ceballos and Arsenal nightmare
  • Reinier with new opportunities under a new coach?

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)