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Managing Madrid Podcast: There’s hope for Real Madrid: A StatsBomb collab breaks down the truth

Kiyan is joined by Sid and Ali of StatsBomb to zoom out and analyze Real’s season on an analytical level

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Super Copa de España Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images



On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Siddharth Ramsundar, and Ali Elfakharany of StatsBomb discuss:

  • Is this a full blown crisis?
  • The Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal conundrum
  • “Ball receives in space” — a new stat
  • Antonio Rudiger’s acquisition and form
  • The numbers behind Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema’s form
  • Are Real Madrid fans overreacting?
  • The defensive reliance on Thibaut Courtois’s heroics
  • Aurelien Tchouameni vs Casemiro
  • A nuanced discussion on Carvajal
  • The tactical deficiencies of Carlo Ancelotti and what can change
  • Was Fede Valerde at RW really ever a solution?
  • The case that this season’s Real Madrid is actually better than last season
  • Barca’s improvement
  • Future coaching options
  • Xabi Alonso and Mikel Arteta
  • Fine margins, what ifs
  • What Erik Ten Hag has done at Manchester United.
  • La Liga woes
  • Toni Kroos’s season
  • Eduardo Camavinga’s playing time
  • And much more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@tacticalfouling)

Ali Elfakharany (@alifakharany)

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