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Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid 0 - 4 Barcelona; Processing A Bitter Ending To A Complicated Season

Why this game vs. Barça was different to the UWCL & reacting to Asllani & Cardona not getting any playing time.

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - Copa de la Reina Semifinal Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

On this episode of Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Yash Thakur discuss:

  • Why this game was different from the UWCL quarter-finals 1st leg
  • Whether there was anything Real Madrid could’ve done differently to alter the outcome
  • The incredible fluidity of Barcelona’s midfield
  • Why Madridistas had hope pre-match
  • How Mariona prevented Real Madrid’s old defensive strategy from working
  • Why Lyon’s player-to-player marking scheme functioned well unlike Madrid’s
  • The impact of Oshoala
  • Misa’s great saves
  • Aitana doing Engen’s job in build-up
  • Why Nahikari replaced Esther at halftime
  • Madrid’s puzzling defense on the set-piece for Barça’s third goal
  • Claudia Pina’s great performance
  • Cardona showing up on a #rossellout Twitter space
  • Toril’s justification for not playing Asllani and Cardona
  • Why Madrid should’ve given Asllani and Cardona a better send-off in their final game
  • Where the club’s relationships with these two players broke down

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)