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Managing Madrid Podcast: Ronaldo’s hat-trick at Old Trafford; Former Real Madrid player Chupe joins the show

Chupe joins the Castilla Corner crew before Kiyan, Om, and Matt break down one of the best Champions League games of all time.

Fussball: Champions League 02/03 Photo by Andreas Rentz/Bongarts/Getty Images

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

Part 1 (Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack joined by former Real Madrid Castilla player Chupe)

  • How he signed for Real Madrid
  • Fighting with Castilla manager Lopez Caro and meeting up with him in China
  • How close he came to a Champions League medal in 2002
  • His international debut against Adebayor
  • His league winners medal with Castilla in 2002 and why he doesn’t feel like a champion
  • Would he return to Real Madrid to manage Castilla or in the academy.

Part 2 — 37:30 — (Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid vs Manchester United (2nd leg) in 2003)

  • Quickly recapping what happened in the 1st leg before diving into the 2nd leg
  • Luis Figo’s decline apparent in 2003
  • Claude Makelele’s incredible performance
  • The visible absence of Raul
  • Should Real Madrid have sold Figo when they purchased Beckham?
  • Zinedine Zidane’s performance — some conflicting views from the crew
  • Is Zidane trying to recreate himself through Isco?
  • How has the #10 role evolved?
  • How pressing / defending has evolved
  • Peak Iker Casilla
  • And more

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