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Managing Madrid Podcast: Revisiting La Septima; Las Blancas Qualify For UWCL

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Om Arvind and Grant Little celebrate Las Blancas’ success; Kiyan Sobhani and Kristofer McCormack break down one of the greatest nights in Real Madrid history

Real Madrid v Real Sociedad - Primera Iberdrola Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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

Part One: Las Blancas with Om Arvind and Grant Little

  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HERE WE COME!!!
  • The Madridismo-remontada spirit in this team
  • What the league table looks like, because why not?
  • Explaining how the UWCL qualifiers work
  • What we can tell you about the Chioma Ubogagu situation
  • Thoughts on the lineup
  • How both teams exploited each other well from a tactical perspective
  • Maite Oroz’s unusually poor start
  • The brutal way Real Madrid Femenino conceded the first goal
  • Lucía Rodríguez’s (future Madrid player) good performance
  • Las Blancas’ strong response to going down
  • The feeling that the game was going against us
  • Teresa Abelleira’s magnificent, clutch display
  • Teresa’s importance on throw-ins
  • Why Marta Cardona and Sofia Jakobsson need to swap positions more
  • The one big weakness with the 4-3-3 false nine/4-4-2 diamond approach and how it allowed Real Sociedad to score their second goal
  • The unreal mentality of this side
  • Kenti Robles stepping up defensively
  • Initial reaction to the David Aznar subs
  • Why the change to the double pivot worked in this case
  • How Teresa’s retention off of throw-ins created our first goal
  • Breaking down Madrid’s equalizing goal
  • Jessica Martínez’s impact on the third goal and her Real Madrid legacy
  • The historic nature of this season
  • Shouting out all the wonderful people that helped and educated us
  • Why Real Madrid creating a women’s team is so important
  • Thanking the listeners and patrons

Part Two (1:15:3): Kiyan Sobhani and Kristofer McCormack revisit La Septima

  • The context of surrounding the 1998 Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus and why it was such an important game
  • Was is the biggest night in Real Madrid history?
  • The deep coaching pool that came out of that Juve team
  • Jupp Heynckes still kicking after coaching us to a title in 98
  • Lorenzo Sanz’s revolution
  • Elvir Baljic
  • Who’s aged the best?
  • The Fernando Hierro - Manolo Sanchis partnership
  • Zinedine Zidane’s performance
  • Edgar Davids vs Clarence Seedorf
  • Roberto Carlos’s greatness
  • His finals record
  • Roberto Carlos vs Marcelo
  • If Twitter was around for the Ferenc Puskas signing..
  • Was Predrag Mijatovic offside?
  • The importance of his goal and celebration
  • And more

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Kristofer McCormack (@CastillaCorner)