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Managing Madrid Podcast: A thorough breakdown of the 1st leg vs Chelsea

Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, Matt Wiltse, and Eduardo Alvarez break this game down in over 2.5 hours of content.

Real Madrid v Chelsea - UEFA Champions League Photo by Oscar J. Barroso/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

On this Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, Matt Wiltse, and Eduardo Alvarez discuss:

- Why Chelsea are a different beast from Liverpool and Atalanta

- Chelsea’s press

- Did our predictions come true?

- Real Madrid’s disjointed press

- Our physical state

- How does this rank among all-time ‘uncomfortable’ Real Madrid knockout ties?

- Chelsea’s depth

- Casemiro’s mistakes

- Luka Modric’s performance

- Marcelo’s performance

- Thomas Tuchel’s tactics and post-game explanations

- Om Arvind’s explanation on how Chelsea exploited Real Madrid’s defensive line

- What would’ve been the solution?

- Strengths and weaknesses of Eder Militao and Nacho

- Breaking down several bad defensive sequences

- A socio’s perspective of the European Super League

- Revisiting Jose Mourinho’s “por que” speech

- Breaking down Christian Pulisic’s goal

- How good is Rudiger?

- Real Madrid’s problems during build-up

- Karim Benzema’s performance

- Breaking down his goal

- Our danger from set-pieces

- Is Benzema’s celebration?

- 2nd half adjustments

- Possession splits in each half

- Zinedine Zidane’s subs

- What was the point of the Rodrygo Goes sub?

- Can Eden Hazard and Vinicius Jr co-exist?

- Thomas Tuchel’s subs

- Dani Carvajal’s performance

- Are we still in the title race?

- How do Real Madrid players perceive Florentino Perez now?

- 2nd-leg adjustments

- Where does this rank among Benzema’s best goals?

- Rotations this weekend

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Eduardo Alvarez (@Alvarez)