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

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)

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