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
- VIDEO BREAKDOWN OF OUR DEFENSE
- 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)