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Managing Madrid Podcast: Real Betis Post-game; Hazard’s Return; Castilla Corner

Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse break down the draw against Real Betis; Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack talk Castilla and Super League

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

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

Part One: Real Betis post-game with Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind

  • Matt’s chipped tooth and Om’s broken laptop
  • Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI
  • Marco Asensio and Rodrygo Goes on the wings
  • Isco’s role
  • The visible absence of Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde
  • Luka Modric’s fatigue
  • Real Betis’s performance
  • Real Madrid’s bad press
  • Bad transition defense
  • Karim Benzema’s performance
  • What happened to our defense in the 2nd half?
  • Who is Eder Militao’s best defensive partner?
  • Zidane’s subs
  • Eden Hazard’s performance
  • Different xG models / flaws
  • Vinicius Jr’s performance
  • Mini Chelsea preview
  • And more.

Part Two (1:11:11): Castilla Corner with Sam Sharpe and Kristofer McCormack

  • Original takes on the Super League and more.
  • Castilla and the Super League
  • Perez
  • The start to the promotion phase of Segunda B
  • Antonio Blanco in the first team
  • Castilla products in the first team
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillasStats)

Kristofer McCorMack (@CastillaCorner)