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Managing Madrid Podcast: Real Betis Post-game; Las Blancas; Castilla Corner

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Kiyan, Om, and Matt break down the win over Betis; Om, Gabe, and Grant discuss Las Blancas’ latest win; Sam, Kris, and Ruben are back with Castilla Corner

Real Betis Balompie V Real Madrid - Liga Santander Photo by Joaquin Corchero / AFP7 / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images

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

Part One (Real Betis post-game with Kiyan, Om, and Matt)

  • Our thoughts on the starting lineup
  • The difference between Martin Odegaard and Isco in the diamond
  • Three main issues of the diamond
  • The lack of control from the team
  • Sergio Ramos’s performance
  • Casemiro’s performance
  • A fair assessment of Luka Jovic’s performance
  • Luka Modric’s performance
  • Offensive issues
  • Real Betis’s shape
  • Why we should keep playing Jovic
  • Karim Benzema’s performance
  • And more.

Part Two — 1:49:02 — (Las Blancas with Om Arvind, Grant Little, and Gabe Lezra)

  • Real Madrid’s friendly vs. Madrid CFF
  • A second friendly that may be in the works
  • Explaining the terrible COVID-19 regulations and how it could affect the league
  • Sexism in women’s football
  • Recapping Spain’s 9-0 demolition of Moldova
  • Marta Corredera’s impressive performance
  • The tactics of the Sweden-Iceland game
  • Sofia Jakobsson’s bounce-back
  • Kosovare Asllani’s more subdued game
  • And more

Part Three — 2:46:18 — (Castilla Corner with Sam, Sharpe, Kristofer McCormack, and Ruben Skjerping)

  • Castilla debuts in the first team
  • Marvin Park
  • Blanco’s first team chances
  • The friendly win v Pozuelo
  • Theo Zidane
  • Peter Fedrico
  • Kenneth Soler’s bad debut
  • Playing at the Valdebebas vs the Di Stefano
  • The major departures (Fran Garcia, Javier Belman, Rodrigo Rodrigues etc).
  • Will Sergio Lopez reach his potential?
  • How many canteranos gets a debut this season?

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)

Kristofer McCormack (@K_mc06)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)

Castilla Corner (@CastillaCorner)

Gabe Lezra