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Managing Madrid Podcast: Benzema Buries Elche (Post-game); Castilla Corner Monitors Arribas and Raul

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Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind break down the win over Elche before Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack discuss all things Castilla

Real Madrid v Elche CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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

Part One (Elche Post-game with Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind)

  • Deja deja vu vu
  • The timing of Casemiro’s onslaught
  • Apparent lack of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos
  • Fede Valverde and Isco’s performances
  • Runs we didn’t take advantage of
  • Karim Benzema’s missed chance and his overall performance
  • Real Madrid’s press
  • What were the needed adjustments at half-time?
  • Eden Hazard’s performance
  • Weird sequence of events leading to Elche’s goal
  • Raphael Varane’s defense
  • Funny Casemiro things
  • Karim Benzema’s two goals
  • Formation change in the second half
  • Rodrygo’s cameo and what he brings to the table
  • Karim Benzema’s numbers
  • Theoretical Ronaldo - Haaland - Benzema attacking trio
  • And more

Part Two — 1:07:33 — (Castilla Corner with Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack)

  • What Castilla have left to get to the promotion phase
  • Raul’s season
  • The MiPs from this season
  • Arribas and Park’s first team minutes
  • The pessimistic outlook for cantera players in the first team
  • Zidane
  • Preview of the mini-derby
  • Vinicius
  • Is it better to stay at Castilla or go out on loan.
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillasStats)

Kristofer McCorMack (@CastillaCorner)