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Managing Madrid Podcast: Cádiz Post-Game; Las Blancas’ Epic Comeback vs. Madrid CFF

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down the draw at the Bernabeu before Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss Real Madrid Femenino’s win this morning

Real Madrid v Cadiz - La Liga Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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This episode comes in two parts.

Part One: Cadiz Post-game, hosted by Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse

  • Real Madrid’s struggles vs low blocks
  • Issues in the first half — what were we doing wrong?
  • The symmetrical 4-3-3 with Hazard on the right
  • Ferland Mendy’s role
  • Why was Hazard better in the 2nd half?
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s pre-game quotes about Hazard
  • Would Carlo have started Luka Modric if he was healthy?
  • Casemiro’s tackle which resulted in a yellow card
  • Thoughts on VAR
  • Lineup vs Athletic Club on Wednesday
  • A midfield trio of Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Tonit Kroos
  • Lucas Vazquez’s crosses
  • Luka Jovic’s cameo off the bench
  • And more.

Part Two (54:00): Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • Grant correctly predicting how most of the game would play out
  • Toril’s change in offensive approach vs. Madrid CFF
  • What kind of effect the turf pitch actually had
  • The historic problem that Toril needs to solve
  • The contradictions between the ideal personnel and ideal tactical system
  • How to manage Cardona’s minutes as she plays her way back into form
  • 15-year-old Vicky cooking our defense
  • Zornoza’s defensive weaknesses showing up on the conceded goal
  • Møller’s performance out wide vs. in the middle
  • Teresa’s excellence
  • How Olga’s injury changed the formation
  • Whether the challenge on Olga should’ve resulted in a card
  • Maite as a #10
  • The 5-2-1-2/3-4-1-2 structure altering everything in Real Madrid’s favor
  • Esther’s impressive season so far
  • The subtle magic of Maite to create the winner
  • Athenea’s endearing cockiness
  • Esther’s crazy finish on the third goal
  • The long-term implications of Olga’s potentially serious injury

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse10)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)