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Las Blancas Podcast: Real Madrid Knock Out City Again

A full tactical analysis of Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City in their Round 1 UWCL qualifying match.

Real Madrid v Manchester City - UEFA Women’s Champions League Photo by DAX Images/NurPhoto via Getty Images

On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Om Arvind and Yash Thakur break down Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Manchester City:

  • Why Toril chose the 4-2-3-1 over the 4-3-3
  • The issues with City’s pressing structure
  • Why Madrid didn’t go for a full high press (in open play)
  • The minor flaws in Real’s defensive structure
  • How the first goal actually happened
  • Laia Aleixandris’s tweet about getting a concussion
  • City looking deflated
  • The particular set-piece routine that created a huge chance for Sousa
  • Ivana winning the battle vs. Shaw
  • The changes Gareth Taylor should’ve made
  • Esme Morgan trying to be Lucy Bronze
  • What tactical pattern City lost from Weir’s departure
  • Maite’s impact off the bench and what she could’ve done better in one moment
  • The mistakes that led to City’s big chance
  • Assessing Mary Fowler’s performance
  • Zornoza’s class on the ball
  • Esther playing well despite her big miss
  • Athenea’s disappointing night
  • Esther rattling opponents
  • Lorena being left out of the squad

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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