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Managing Madrid Podcast: Rayo Post-game and an interesting Ancelotti post-game reflection

Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind break down Rayo’s win and, as always, dissect what it all means during a pivotal stretch of the season. Lots of tactical discussion. 

Rayo Vallecano v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

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On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse, and Om Arvind discuss:

  • Real Madrid’s consistency in the league from a results standpoint
  • What was Real Madrid’s biggest issue in the first half vs Rayo Vallecano?
  • The on-ball positioning
  • Dealing with Rayo’s press (and other teams in general, looking ahead to Barcelona and PSG)
  • Thibau Courtois’s performance
  • Luka Modric’s performance
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s post-game quotes
  • The Fede Valverde - Toni Kroos - Luka Modric lineup vs PSG as prophesied by Carlo himself
  • Alternatively, a discussion on Fede on the RW.
  • How are we supposed to turn on the high press magically by the time the 2nd leg starts?
  • Is Carlo’s decision making based on job security?
  • His quotes about ‘trying to press’
  • The performances of Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy
  • Marco Asensio’s perfromance
  • Carlo’s subs
  • The brilliance of Real Madrid’s goal
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)