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Managing Madrid Podcast: Elche Post-game

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Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind break down the draw against Elche

Elche CF v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind discuss:

  • Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI vs Elche
  • Elche’s tactical setup
  • What changed at half-time?
  • Why Elche were so impressive
  • Real Madrid’s offensive game plan
  • Karim Benzema’s performance
  • Marco Asensio’s performance
  • Zidane’s mistakes
  • Luka Modric’s performance
  • Zidane’s justifications for second half late subs
  • Why didn’t we see Martin Odegaard?
  • Why Odegaard should be a starter
  • Referee decisions
  • Real Madrid players in history who we rooted for but didn’t pan out
  • Revisiting the career arcs of Jese Rodriguez, Fernando Gago, Kaka, and Arjen Robben
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)