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Managing Madrid Podcast: Kroos and Germany’s blitz of Portugal; Santa Teresa CD 1 - 5 Real Madrid Femenino Post-game

Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, Sam Sharpe review this weekend’s Euro action; Om Arvind and Grant Little break down Las Blancas’ win

Portugal v Germany - UEFA Euro 2020 Group F Photo by Andre Weening/BSR Agency/Getty Images

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

Part One: Euro weekend recap with Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind

  • Toni Kroos vs Portugal
  • Cristiano Ronaldo vs Germany
  • Gareth Bale vs Italy
  • His tournament so far
  • His playmaking role
  • His physical deterioration
  • Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane vs Hungary
  • Fede Valvede vs Argentina
  • David Alaba vs Netherlands
  • Victor Chust vs Pablo Ramon vs Mario Gila
  • Antonio Blanco
  • Aliens
  • And more.

Part Two (52:35 ish): Grant Little and Om Arvind discuss Real Madrid Femenino’s win over Santa Teresa

  • Worries before the game
  • Thoughts on the rotations
  • Real Madrid’s explanations for why Thaisa and Marta Corredera weren’t in the squad
  • Marta Cardona’s brilliance on the opening goals
  • Is Cardona’s scoring sustainable going into next season?
  • How the second goal reveals Lorena Navarro’s impact on the entire match
  • Why Las Blancas could handle the press in the 4-2-3-1 this time
  • The best team goal of the day
  • Samara Ortíz’s big moment and Kosovare Asllani’s class
  • Asllani’s under-the-radar performance
  • Sofia Jakobsson’s and Asllani’s legacies of sacrifice
  • The two Swedes peaking at different times
  • Maite Oroz’s great showing
  • Is Maite best as a pivot or should she be used further forward?
  • The importance of tempo control from your deep-lying playmaker
  • Ariana Arias’ bright cameo and goal
  • Sara Ezquerro fulfilling her dream and the feel-good nature of the game
  • Misa’s pure joy for her teammate
  • The one blemish on the night
  • This team being the one thing that saved us over the last year or so
  • Future content plans and a possible surprise?

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Sam Sharpe (@CastillaStats)

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