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Managing Madrid Podcast: Shakhtar Post-game, Oct 19

Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse break down one of the most fun games of the season

Shakhtar Donetsk v Real Madrid: Group D - UEFA Champions League Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images

On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse discuss:

- The pure happiness experience from this game

- Carlo Ancelotti’s pre-game quotes about the 4-3-3

- The starting XI

- A complete tactical shift from previous games

- Real Madrid’s shape without the ball

- The defensive roles of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes

- What the heck were Shakhtar doing?

- Why we scouted them perfectly

- Weird decisions from Roberto de Zerbi

- Our narrow defensive line

- Confusion among Shakhtar’s build-up


- Ferland Mendy swoon fest

- His unreal physical level

- Why it was a defensive masterclass from him

- His synergy with David Alaba

- Lucas Vazquez’s performance

- Slight deviation: Alvaro Odriozola’s performances this season with Fiorentina, and why he wouldn’t have been an upgrade over Vazquez

- Breakdown of both of Vinicius’s goals

- Rodrygo’s performance

- Karim Benzema’s performance

- Balon D’or propaganda

- Lionel Messi’s twitter army

- What’s Eden Hazard’s role in a 4-3-3?

- Will Newcastle be a dumping ground for bad contracts?

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

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