On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind break down Real Madrid’s 3 - 1 loss to Juventus in Turin in the second leg of the 2003 Champions League semi-finals. Among the talking points:
- The context of Real Madrid’s Champions League semifinal appearance in 2003
- Juventus’s outstanding job at replacing the money they received for Zinedine Zidane (especially compared to the way Barcelona replaced Luis Figo)
- Real Madrid’s starting XI
- The lack of ball-playing CMs before the Modric - Kroos era
- Juventus’s starting XI
- Raul’s performance
- Peak Thuram and Zambrotta
- Was Guti overrated?
- Luis Figo’s performance
- Fernando Hierro’s performance
- Breaking down all of Juventus’s goals
- Real Madrid’s offense and lack of chances
- Iker Casillas vs Gianluigi Buffon
- Pavel Nedved’s offensive brilliance
- Lippi vs Del Bosque
- Sergio Ramos at age 34 vs Fernando Hierro at age 34
- Zidane and Figo’s defensive responsibilities
- Makélélé’s absence
- Which of these two teams would do better in the modern era?
- And more
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Hosts this week:
Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)