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Las Blancas Podcast: Breidablik 0 - 3 Real Madrid; The Return Of The Queen

Asllani dominates with a brace on her Champions League debut for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid: UEFA Women’s Champions League Portraits Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • Some of the drama prior to this game
  • Why it’s hard to take much away this early on
  • Asllani’s brilliance
  • How Asllani makes Esther better
  • Tactical differences between Toril and Aznar
  • The Asllani-Athenea partnership
  • Putting Athenea’s inefficient dribbling stats vs. Breidablik in context
  • Møller’s performance and her value as a winger vs. as a striker
  • Hyper-analyzing Møller’s dribbling
  • Whether Møller still has a relevant role with Asllani and Cardona back
  • Why Real Madrid were way worse in the second half
  • Building up vs. the press
  • Maite and Cardona reviving the team off the bench
  • The motivational lift from Cardona returning
  • Maite’s passing vs. Teresa’s and Zornoza’s
  • When we might need to have a discussion about Nahikari’s form
  • Why Nahikari might continue to struggle to get back to her best
  • Being content with whatever happens in the knockouts
  • Sam Kerr decking a pitch invader
  • Fans needing to respect boundaries with athletes

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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