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Managing Madrid Podcast: Espanyol Post-game; Castilla Corner

Matt Wiltse and Om Arvind break down the win over Espanyol before the Castilla Corner drop their stats episode

RCD Espanyol v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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

Part One (Post-game show with Matt Wiltse and Om Arvind)

  • Tactical set-up for Espanyol
  • Physical impact on Isco and Hazard
  • Wu-Lei’s defensive contributions
  • How to beat an organized defensive block
  • Fede Valverde’s positioning and implied tactical instructions from Zidane
  • Instructions from Zidane during cooling break?
  • Play-by-play of the goal and Benzema’s “taconazo”
  • Lack of ground diagonal passes into half-space
  • Madrid’s control in the 2nd half
  • Vinicius JR + Rodrygo Goes substitutions
  • Why didn’t Zidane use all his substitutions?
  • Vinicius over Hazard?
  • Evaluating Real Madrid’s stand-outs
  • Surprise RM player with the most shots
  • Discussion on use of xG
  • Guti retweets
  • Zidane’s Benzema quotes
  • Love for RDT

Part Two — 58:36 — (Castilla Corner stats pod with Sam Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, Ruben Skjerping)

  • Top goal-scorers
  • Appearance makers
  • Yellow cards
  • Red cards
  • Youngest player
  • Oldest player
  • Last player to score a hat-trick
  • 1980 Copa final squad
  • And more

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Posted by Managing Madrid on Monday, June 29, 2020

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