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Managing Madrid Podcast: Achraf’s Future; Ancelotti’s 2015 Tactics; Mbappe’s Contract

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse rank Real Madrid’s Italians; Lucas Navarrete and Kiyan answer questions on transfers, history, and more

Borussia Dortmund Training Session Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

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

Part One (Ranking Real Madrid’s Italians with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse)

- Antonio Cassano’s obsession with croissants and sex

- The competition he had in the team when Real Madrid signed him

- Real Madrid’s 0 - 0 draw against Arsenal in 2006

- Cassano’s childhood

- Fabio Cannavaro’s good and bad at Real Madrid

- The 4 - 0 loss at Anfield; and the 2 - 6 to Barcelona

- The back-four of: Ramos, Pepe, Cannavaro, Heinze

- The impact Cannavaro had on Ramos and Marcelo

- Christian Panucci’s Real Madrid legacy

- And more

Part Two — 35:48 — (Mailbag with Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete)

- How did Carlo Ancelotti make it work without a defensive midfielder in the 2014 - 2015 season?

- Xabi Alonso leaving the way he did

- Playing with and without Casemiro

- What’s the pitch to Achraf Hakimi?

- Who would we choose between Hakimi and Carvajal?

- Would Real Madrid have won the 3peat if you replaced Casemiro with Kovacic?

- Alfredo di Stefano vs Lionel Messi

- Leonardo wanting to keep Kylian Mbappe at PSG for another year

- Moving games to Valdebebas

- Our memories from 2006 - 2007 season

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)

Carlo's tactics

Kiyan Sobhani discusses how Carlo made his tactics work without a pure DM after Xabi Alonso left. The discussion eventually trickles into how Zidane sets up his scheme when Casemiro isn't available. Full discussion:

Posted by Managing Madrid on Friday, April 24, 2020

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