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Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Get A ‘Moral Victory’ In El Clásico

Hosts Om Arvind & Grant Little break down Real Madrid’s 1-0 loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - Semi Final Supercopa de Espana Femenina Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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

  • All the ways in which the RFEF messed up the scheduling of the Spanish Super Cup
  • Real Madrid’s unique stat vs. Barcelona
  • Madrid’s ‘moral victory’
  • Las Blancas getting accustomed to facing Barca
  • How Madrid stopped Barcelona from playing through the middle
  • The positional discipline of Kaci and Zornoza
  • Alexia’s tactical adjustments
  • The interesting thing about how Barca created all of their first half chances
  • The hardest thing to do vs. Barcelona
  • The effects of Jonatan Giráldez’s tactical shift at halftime
  • Funky Leila-Alexia rotations
  • Madrid’s three micro-achievements
  • Whether Zornoza should’ve passed the ball on the shot that hit the post
  • Why Toril’s weird subs worked
  • Om possibly underrating Maite’s performance
  • Misa saving Madrid
  • The only mistake Misa made
  • A penalty shout for Real?
  • Athenea’s decision making
  • Olga’s two big mistakes
  • The defensive breakdown on the goal
  • Madrid’s tough upcoming schedule
  • The pressure of playing in front of 85k in the Camp Nou for the first time
  • How Barcelona find and use motivation
  • Future press conference updates

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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