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)