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Managing Madrid Podcast: El Clasico Post-game: Real Madrid’s 4th straight victory over Barcelona

Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse break down yet another Clasico victory

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Bisha Hotel in Toronto, which is where you should be booking your stay when I come see us for the live podcast in Toronto! Book your spot to the Toronto show here.

On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse discuss:

  • Real Madrid’s 4th straight Clasico victory
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI
  • Our tactical approach
  • Our struggles dealing with Barcelona’s press
  • The balls over the top to Vinicius
  • Real Madrid’s midfield shape on defense
  • Casemiro’s passing liability
  • Toni Kroos’s performance
  • Solutions to beating Barca’s press
  • Vinicius Jr’s performance
  • A breakdown of David Alaba’s goal
  • Breaking down the sequence where Sergino Dest missed a huge chance
  • Barcelona’s crosses
  • Steve McManaman’s insistence that Barca were better
  • Countinho’s role off the bench
  • Ancelotti’s subs
  • Thibaut Courtois’s near injury
  • Ferland Mendy’s yellow card
  • Game management
  • Lucas Vazquez’s goal
  • Marco Asensio’s role off the bench
  • No Eden Hazard
  • David Alaba’s performance

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)