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Las Blancas Podcast: The one in which we got knocked out of UWCL

Hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita analyze what Real Madrid loss against PSG and their elimination from UWCL

Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid CF: Group A - UEFA Women’s Champions League Photo by Antonio Borga/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita discuss Real Madrid’s 2-1 loss against PSG.

Talking points:

  • Lineups and selection choices; Freja’s return to the lineup
  • End-to-end action in the opening 10 minutes
  • Real Madrid’s inability to defend corners and PSG’s corner
  • PSG’s ideas in buildup and how they created advantage for their fullbacks
  • Real Madrid’s highline and its shortcomings
  • Real Madrid’s issues in buildup against PSG’s approach
  • Lack of ideas and composure in buildup
  • Freja’s performance in the first half
  • The love affair with the frame of the goal in this game
  • Olga’s rash challenge on Diani for the penalty
  • The balance between verticality and controlled possession
  • The predictability of Real Madrid’s substitutions and their timings
  • Instant improvements in the possession scheme with Tere and Zornoza’s introduction
  • Maite’s impact and role in Madrid’s game
  • The case for Maite and Tere in the team
  • The intensity in the final minutes of the game
  • Diani and Baltimore’s connection
  • What next for Toril?

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Hosts this week:

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Kanita (@KaniFroh)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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