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Managing Madrid Podcast: Betis Post-game PLUS explaining the Mbappe situation

Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse break down Real Madrid’s win over Real Betis and more.

Real Betis v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images

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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Om Arvind, and Matt Wiltse discuss:

  • Real Madrid’s starting XI vs Real Betis
  • Our press vs Betis’s build-up
  • Why our press was disjointed
  • Our counter-pressing by comparison
  • The wingback duel
  • Real’s defensive shape overall
  • Casemiro’s performance
  • His usage rate
  • Is he a dying breed?
  • How would Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel use him?
  • Isco’s performance
  • Why we struggled in the build-up phase
  • Gareth Bale and Vinicius Jr
  • Karim Benzema’s performance
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s subs
  • Marco Asensio’s performance
  • Miguel Gutierrez’s performance
  • Kylian Mbappe updates and potential tactical fit
  • What happened? Why is this deal breaking down?
  • Why was the Spanish media so confident about the deal?
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Kiyan Sobhani (@kiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@mattWiltse4)

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