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Managing Madrid Podcast: Atletico Post-game; Las Blancas vs Espanyol

Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear break down Real Madrid’s 1 - 1 draw with Atletico Madrid; Grant Little and Om Arvind go through Real Madrid Femenino’s win over Espanyol

Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

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

Part One (Atletico post-game with Kiyan Sobhani and Euan McTear)

  • How Atletico Madrid let it slip
  • Is “a tale of two halves” actually accurate
  • Diego Simeone’s subs
  • Fede Valverde’s impact
  • Marco Asensio and Rodrygo Goes’s performances on the wings
  • The return of Kieran Trippier and Yannick Carrasco
  • The gap in hunger between Real and Atleti
  • A breakdown of Atleti’s goal
  • Atleti’s masterful defensive sequences
  • Isco’s omission
  • And more.

Part Two — 101:40 — (Real Madrid Femenino vs Espanyol post-game with Om Arvind and Grant Little)

  • The current state of the race for Champions League qualification
  • Thoughts on David Aznar’s “interesting” starting eleven
  • How the formation hindered Real Madrid’s 1st half performance
  • Why “good” vs. “bad” is too reductive when discussing on-ball quality
  • Thaisa and Aurélie Kaci not being the ideal pairing to control the game
  • Describing the first and second goals
  • Jessica Martínez’s aerial prowess
  • The third goal
  • The positive impact of the substitutions
  • Real Madrid’s mistakes that led to Espanyol’s consolation goal
  • Marta Cardona only scores golazos now
  • Updates on Kosovare Asllani’s injury
  • Marta Corredera’s positive performance and her minutes at right back
  • Has Sofia Jakobsson’s form dipped?
  • Ads occurring in the middle of the broadcast
  • The hilarity of RM TV commentators having to recall stats from memory
  • Looking ahead to Atlético Madrid and Levante
  • Grant not paying attention SMH
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Euan McTear (@emctear)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@las_blancas)

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