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Managing Madrid Podcast: How Real Madrid Should Have Set Up vs. PSG; Brahim vs Inter

Om Arvind and Grant Little break down a rough loss for Las Blancas before Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse return with this week’s loan-tracker

Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid: Group B - UEFA Women’s Champions League Photo by Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

This Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.

Part One: PSG 4-0 Real Madrid Femenino

  • Why Om and Grant expected Real Madrid to get smashed once the lineups came out
  • All the reasons Las Blancas should’ve been braver
  • The stark contrast in how we approached Manchester City vs. PSG
  • How the lineup selection made everything worse
  • The parts of PSG’s game we failed to exploit
  • What Madrid’s formation should’ve been
  • Esther González being isolated
  • The efficacy of our low-block defending
  • What PSG did well offensively
  • Why a deep block does not necessitate passivity
  • The PSG players that stood out
  • Whether Méline Gérard was responsible for the first goal conceded
  • David Aznar trolling us with the set-pieces talk
  • The way in which PSG’s second goal reflected the flaws in our defensive strategy
  • Rocío Gálvez’s own goal
  • Aznar appearing to give up at halftime
  • The performances of the subs
  • PSG’s domination reflected in the stats
  • Ivana Andrés being the one defender who did kinda well
  • The amazing atmosphere at Le Parc des Princes and Madrid needing to replicate that
  • What’s actually frustrating about the team’s current situation and why that isn’t even necessarily related to the loss

Part Two (53:35): Loan-tracker

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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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