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Managing Madrid Podcast: Real Sociedad Post-game; Las Blancas

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Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind with a comprehensive break down of Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad, before Grant Little joins the show to discuss Real Madrid Femenino’s loss to La Real

Real Madrid v Real Sociedad - La Liga Santander Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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

Part One (Real Madrid 1 - 1 Real Sociedad post-game with Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, Om Arvind)

  • Our enjoyment of the game
  • Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI
  • Our first half tactics
  • Toni Kroos and Isco
  • Immanol Alguacil’s post-game quotes
  • Pressing from both teams
  • Defensive shape of both teams
  • The ‘Isco is lazy’ narrative
  • Isco’s performance
  • Casemiro’s role in the 2nd half, and Zidane’s explanation for it
  • Casemiro’s profile
  • Breaking down Portu’s goal
  • Zidane’s subs
  • Lucas Vazquez’s performance
  • Marco Asensio’s performance and best role
  • Luka Modric’s performance
  • And more.

Part Two — 1:59:35 — (Las Blancas Post-game with Om Arvind and Grant Little)

  • The current shape of the race for the Champions League spots
  • Does Thaisa really add that much more defensively than Teresa Abelleira?
  • How Thaisa in the pivot role instead of Maite Oroz affected Real Madrid Femenino’s build-up
  • The Marta Cardona wonder-goal
  • Om’s spiel on Real Sociedad’s build-up structure and how it beat Madrid’s imperfect press
  • Are Las Blancas good enough against the top 7?
  • Why Real Madrid should have sat back and looked to counter once the press failed
  • Breaking down the positional interchanges behind Real Sociedad’s equalizing goal
  • Kenti Robles’ disappointing performance
  • The underrated importance of Olga Carmona
  • How Real Sociedad’s press resistance led to their second goal
  • The extent of Teresa’s impact as a substitute within the context of La Real ceding control
  • The poor refereeing and the missed penalty
  • Real Madrid’s problem with set-piece defending
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)