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Managing Madrid Podcast: Benzema and Mbappe take down Spain; Las Blancas record back-to-back wins

Kiyan and Matt Wiltse break down the Uefa Nations League final before Om and Grant review Las Blancas’ win over Eibar

Spain v France – UEFA Nations League 2021 Final Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Royal Sonesta Washington DC, where you should be booking your stay when you come to the live show we’re doing in DC! Tickets here.

This episode comes in two parts.

Part One: UEFA Nations League Final review with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse

  • Kiyan’s love-hate relationship with France’s tactics
  • What happened in the first half?
  • Karim Benzema’s defensive work
  • Rodri’s performance
  • Karim Benzema’s goal and his overall performance
  • Why Benzema is a unicorn
  • The Kylian Mbappe goal / offside confusion
  • And more.

Part Two (43:42): Om Arvind and Grant, post-game show for Real Madrid Femenino vs Eibar

  • Injury news
  • Updates on David Aznar’s job security
  • Does Florentino Pérez really care about the women’s team?
  • Double standards in how the masculino and femenino sections are handled
  • What’s true and what’s not from the report on the players wanting Aznar sacked
  • The lineup and Caroline Møller Hansen starting over Athenea del Castillo
  • Claudia Florentino as an interior, again
  • How Eibar won the tactical battle in the first half
  • Why Real Madrid couldn’t defend the channels despite having three center-backs
  • Our atrocious effort on the goal conceded
  • Briefly revisiting the Esther González vs. Nahikari García debate
  • Caroline Møller Hansen’s impressive performance
  • Rocío Gálvez’s passing
  • Las Blancas’ mental volatility
  • Eibar shooting themselves in the foot with their second half subs
  • Aznar’s funky changes and Ivana Andrés in defensive midfield
  • Athenea’s spark off the bench
  • Rocío’s impact on offensive set-pieces
  • Lucía Rodríguez’s mojo returning
  • Carla Camacho making history on her debut
  • The alliterative pattern to our youth call ups
  • What we need to do going forward to improve

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)


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