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
- 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)