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Las Blancas Podcast: The Sizeable Gap Between Real Madrid & Barcelona Remains

Hosts Om Arvind & Grant Little break down a reality-check loss.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid - Primera Division Femenina Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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

  • Putting Barcelona’s dominance into perspective
  • Whether Madridistas’ reactions to losing “only” 1-0 to Barca at home were over the top
  • The poor logic behind dropping players vs. Atlético in preparation for this game
  • The Atleti rivalry being much more important than the non-existent one vs. Barca right now
  • Why qualifying for the UWCL is so incredibly vital for reasons we might not even realize
  • Madrid’s marginal improvements on the ball vs. Barca
  • Whether Kaci is the right type of midfielder for these encounters
  • What good defending actually is
  • A quick overview of Barcelona’s offensive structure and the structural contrasts between right and left
  • Madrid’s disappointing breakdown on the second goal
  • How to pronounce Sofie Svava’s name correctly
  • What can be taken away from Maite playing in the double pivot instead of Kaci in the second half
  • The scoreline not mattering in these games and how to productively assess our performances in Clásicos
  • Giving Patri Guijarro her props
  • Grant scaring the shit out of Om
  • The Asllani-Nahikari pairing
  • Deciding our priorities throughout the rest of March

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)