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Managing Madrid Podcast: Atalanta 2nd leg preview; Real Madrid Femenino vs Atletico Post-game

Om Arvind & Grant Little get hyped for the biggest win in Las Blancas history to date before Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez preview Real Madrid’s big game tomorrow in the Champions League

Atalanta v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg One Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

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

Part One (Las Blancas post-game with Grant Little and Om Arvind)

  • The current state of the quest to qualify for the UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • Thoughts on Real Madrid Femenino’s and Atlético Madrid’s lineups
  • Some kinks with Real’s high press
  • Olga Carmona being sent off
  • Ludmila’s game-changing ability as an athlete
  • Why Atléti seemed to struggle more against ten players
  • Was Maite Oroz the right player to take off?
  • Debating Maite’s and Teresa Abelleira’s defensive abilities vs. Aurélie Kaci’s and Thaisa’s
  • Why keeping Jessica Martínez on was the right decision
  • Should Laia Alexandri have gotten a direct red for her foul on Jessica?
  • The tactical issues with Atlético Madrid’s left-hand side
  • The impact of José Luis Sánchez Vera’s half-time subs
  • Jessica’s warrior-like display
  • Breaking down the winning goal
  • Sofia Jakobsson’s brilliant finish
  • Praising Marta Corredera
  • Ivana Andrés’ and Claudio Florentino’s performances
  • Deyna Castellano’s second yellow and her rough past couple of weeks
  • Did David Aznar have any other choice but to replace the injured Claudia with striker Lorena Navarro?
  • The team’s togetherness and spirit
  • Real Madrid Femenino are inspiring young girls everywhere

Part Two — 1:16:00 — (Atalanta 2nd leg preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez)

  • How different will Atalanta look in the 2nd leg?
  • What’s going on Josep Ilicic?
  • Ilicic vs Zapata
  • Revisiting Atalanta’s loss to Inter Milan
  • What are Real Madrid’s options without Casemiro?
  • What’s the best one out of those options?
  • Key matchups
  • Predictions
  • And more.

Join us LIVE on Zoom for the Atalanta post-game show. For access: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid.


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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Jose Perez (@jcperez_)