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Las Blancas Podcast: Is Nahikari Back? + Could The Referees Have Gotten A Better Deal?

Hosts Om Arvind & Yash Thakur analyze Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia and comment on the new referee deal.

Real Madrid CF v Sturm Graz - UEFA Women’s Champions League Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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

  • What labor “strikes” are actually about and why public opinion doesn’t really matter
  • The numbers involved and whether they’re a significant improvement on prior promises
  • Why Teresa started over Zornoza
  • Weir and Toletti being non-negotiable starters
  • Recurring issues with Real Madrid’s offense
  • Athenea and Møller swapping wings and that making the attack better
  • Athenea’s sparkling performance
  • What changed to tilt the beginning of the second half in Valencia’s favor
  • Zornoza’s positive and negative impacts off the bench
  • The awful offside calls
  • The effect of moving Weir out wide
  • Whether this was Nahikari’s best ever performance in a white shirt
  • Why Nahikari played so well and what Madrid can do to make this happen again
  • What suits Nahikari vs. what suits Esther
  • Evaluating Misa’s outing
  • The cool ‘M. Oroz Fanáticos’ banner in the stadium
  • Valencia’s promising young core
  • Shout out to commentator Diego García
  • The Valencia coach’s hilarious reaction right before Madrid’s second goal

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Hosts this week:

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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