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Managing Madrid Podcast: El Clasico Post-game Party

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Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid’s win over Barcelona  

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

  • Real Madrid’s starting XI in Clasico
  • The team’s defensive issues
  • Fede Valverde’s role
  • Barcelona’s vertical outlets
  • Zinedine Zidane’s decisions
  • Curveballs out of Zidane’s control (Lucas Vazquez’s injury, the weather)
  • Karim Benzema vs inexperienced center-backs
  • The performances of Casemiro, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric
  • Vinicius Jr’s performance
  • Alvaro Odriozola’s performance
  • Antoine Griezmann’s role off the bench
  • Zidane’s subs
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)