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Managing Madrid Podcast: El Clasico Preview Mailbag

Kiyan Sobhani, Jose Perez, and Lucas Navarrete do a thorough tactical preview of this weekend’s Clasico, and answer a ton of your questions about transfers, Liverpool 2nd leg, and more.

ESP: FC Barcelona - Real Madrid. La Liga Santander Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images

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

Part One (El Clasico preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez)

- What’s changed since the last Clasico?

- Ronald Koeman’s system changes

- Frenkie de Jong’s new role

- How stable is Barcelona’s back three?

- What’s the best way to exploit them?

- Dealing with Barca’s left side

- Stopping Jordi Alba’s cut-backs

- Fede Valverde vs Luka Modric?

- What did the 3-5-2 solve for Barcelona?

- Should we press them?

- What should we be worried about?

- Barcelona without Gerard Pique

- Starting XI for both teams

- Stifling Barcelona’s build-up

- Top right Lionel Messi

- Karim Benzema’s importance

- Vinicius Jr’s importance

- And more.

Part Two (Mailbag with Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete)

- Would we sign Kylian Mbappe for 150m now if we had a guarantee we’d get him for free a year later?

- Eden Hazard’s injuries

- Will he play in the next two games?

- What’s this team’s ceiling?

- Fatigue

- Dani Carvajal’s status

- Is Clasico make or break for La Liga?

- Is Eden Hazard an automatic starter when he returns?

- 2nd leg tactics

- English media disrespect towards the Casemiro - Toni Kroos- Luka Modric midfield

- Do we have Balon D’or candidates?

- Would Vinicius’s growth be impacted by Mbappe’s arrival?

- Do we need David Alaba?

- Should Nacho make Luis Enrique’s Euro squad?

- And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)

Jose Perez (@jcperez_)