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Managing Madrid Podcast: Modric Transcends vs Atletico PLUS Las Blancas vs Barcelona Post-game

Kiyan Sobhani, Euan McTear, and Kristofer McCormack break down Real Madrid’s win over Atleti before Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss this morning’s Clasico on Las Blancas

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

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This episode comes in two parts.

Part One: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Post-game

  • Santiago Bernabeu atmosphere
  • Luka Modric’s performance and ability to feed the crowd
  • Atletico’s defense on the wings
  • Vinicius Jr vs Marco Llorente
  • Why the first goal was so good and incredibly important
  • Llorente’s fitness / physical attributes
  • Kieran Trippier’s absence
  • Our build up structure
  • Did Diego Simeone get his lineup right?
  • Lahoz things
  • Breaking down the 2nd half
  • Kondogbia as CB
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s post game quotes and comparison in 2015
  • More rotations talk

Part Two (50:30): Real Madrid Femenino vs Barcelona Post-game

  • The return of Real Madrid’s fighting spirit
  • Surprises in the lineup
  • Why Cardona not starting might’ve been justified
  • Shoutout to Miri and her very audible megaphone
  • Alberto Toril maybe not knowing his squad yet
  • The problem with playing Ivana Andrés at left center-back
  • How Madrid started as the better team and whether it would’ve lasted if it weren’t for the opening goal
  • The value of going toe-to-toe with Barcelona
  • The intricacies of Barca’s offensive tactics and how they dominate the channels
  • Mariona Caldentey being criminally underrated
  • Rocío suffering more than anyone else defensively
  • Why it’s nearly impossible to defend La Blaugrana with conventional tactics in a back four
  • How Barcelona’s first goal created their third goal
  • Misa always showing up vs. Barca
  • The way in which Real Madrid’s goal sums up everything that makes Asllani great
  • Lucía’s key offensive contributions
  • Asllani playing at her best ever level in a white shirt?
  • How both sides’ subs affected the balance of the game
  • Kaci’s performance
  • Esther’s immense defensive work-rate
  • Whether Las Blancas were robbed of a penalty
  • Esther causing all hell to break loose on Twitter and stoking needed fire in a fledgling rivalry
  • Why you should never stop posting
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Euan McTear (@emctear)

Kristofer McCormack (@CastillaCorner)


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Chicago, April

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