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Open Thread: August 17th

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Villarreal Unveils New Signing Takefusa Kubo Photo by Pablo Morano/MB Media/Getty Images

Hey Managing Madrid readers — we hope you’re enjoying all the content we’re putting out right now.

Some important links

  1. The crew answers questions on Casillas’s rank among all-time goalkeepers, who was right in the feud with Mourinho, and much more.
  2. Kristofer McCormack writes about Israel Salazar
  3. Jesus Vallejo will try to keep making progress at Granada
  4. Om Arvind writes about Ødegaard’s vertical positioning, and how he can provide Real Madrid with the ability to unsettle organized defenses in new ways.
  5. Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss Odegaard’s tactical fit next season on the Managing Madrid Podcast, and the Las Blancas crew continue their season preview
  6. C-Trick’s latest column: Real Madrid experienced significant issues in build up that cascaded into the disappointing loss in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie.
  7. Kiyan Sobhani’s latest column: The way Real Madrid lost to Manchester City was disappointing, but there is plenty to build on, and Zidane has multiple crossroads coming.

Also, Takefusa Kubo is training now with Villarreal:

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