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Las Blancas Podcast: Athletic Bilbao 1 - 3 Real Madrid Femenino — The Good Tactics Game

Om Arvind and Grant Little lavish praise on Las Blancas’ performance.


On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Grant Little discuss:

  • The state of the league table; UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification updates
  • Was the formation a 4-4-2 diamond or a 4-3-3 with a false nine?
  • Re-energized individual performances
  • Comprehensive explanation of why the offensive system worked
  • Marta Cardona and Sofia Jakobsson adapting to inside forward roles
  • Why spacing and structure is so important and how that enables off-ball gravity
  • The attacking shape and its relation to good counterpressing
  • Real Madrid Femenino’s diamond press
  • Breaking down the first goal and how it embodied everything good about Madrid’s tactical approach
  • Maintaining the momentum created by structural advantages
  • Analyzing Las Blancas’ second goal
  • Cardona magic
  • Raquel is always right
  • Cardona’s xG overperformance
  • Discussing Real Madrid’s third goal
  • Aurélie Kaci’s overall display
  • Athletic Bilbao’s second half adjustment that troubled Madrid a bit
  • The one blemish on the night
  • David Aznar’s subs and the way they impacted the game
  • Lorena Navarro’s positive cameo and press resistance
  • Being able to taste the Champions League
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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