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Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Embrace & Conquer The Chaos vs. Sevilla

Sofie Svava’s debut, Maite as a #10, & more disturbing issues with Rayo Vallecano’s women’s team.

Real Madrid v Sevilla FC - Primera Iberdrola Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

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

  • Why every game vs. Sevilla is so chaotic
  • Early problems with the offense
  • Møller’s skillset and whether that makes her suitable as a lone striker
  • Olga’s struggles in interior zones
  • The surprising thing about Svava’s debut
  • Svava vs. Toni Payne
  • Olga’s and Svava’s tactical compatibility or lack thereof
  • Misa’s mistake on Sevilla’s goal
  • The difference between Real Madrid under Toril vs. under Aznar
  • Sevilla’s big defensive issues
  • Zornoza’s goal, performance, and boom-or-bust tendencies
  • The Møller penalty shout and the referee’s bizarre reaction
  • How Cardona’s tactical intelligence changed the attacking dynamic
  • Cardona’s hilarious reaction on the Athenea goal and her sky-high standards
  • Asllani getting better as the talent around her improves and why that’s underrated
  • Asllani-Athenea link-up
  • Athenea’s dribbling getting supercharged on the left
  • Maite as a #10 and what role/position best suits her
  • Rayo Vallecano’s disgraceful decision to hire Carlos Santiso as coach (CW/TW: rape)

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)


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