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Managing Madrid Podcast: Shakhtar Post-game; Las Blancas; Loan-tracker

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down the loss to Shakhtar. This episode is in 3 parts, and also includes a loan-tracker and a Las Blancas segment with Om Arvind and Grant Little

Shakhtar Donetsk v Real Madrid: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

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

Part One (Post-game podcast with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse)

- What is the team’s underlying issue?

- Are we exaggerating the first half performance?

- The contrast in both halves

- Real Madrid’s press

- Martin Odegaard’s performance

- Is he playing in his ideal role?

- Who was at fault for the goals?

- Are the issues tactical or squad related?

- Ferland Mendy’s performance

- Marco Asensio’s performance

- Zinedine Zidane’s subs

- His post-game quotes

- His job security

- Luis Castro’s tactics

- And more.

Part Two — 1:08:59 — (Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little)

  • Spain’s ultra-aggressive formation
  • Marta Cardona’s unsurprisingly good performance
  • Teresa Abelleira’s debut for Spain
  • Why Spain’s match vs. Poland was postponed
  • How international success is dependent on domestic success
  • Nahikari García’s hunger for goals and admiration of Raúl
  • Sweden’s dominance
  • Slovakia’s poor set-piece defending
  • Sofia Jakobsson should play on the right instead of the left
  • Why now is the best time to jump on the Las Blancas bandwagon

Part Three — 1:28:12 — (Loan-tracker with Matt Wiltse)

  • Kubo lack of positional discipline
  • Emery choosing two LBs over Kubo and Chukwueze
  • Emery quotes
  • Brahim vs Fiorentina
  • Dani Ceballos facing wrath of Arsenal fans
  • Sergio Reguilon vs Chelsea
  • Vallejo return from Covid
  • Mayoral and Roma smashed by Maradona inspired Napoli

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

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