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Las Blancas Podcast: Goals change games!

Hosts Yash Thakur, Kanita are joined by Isa to analyze Real Madrid’s win over Athletic Club.

Real Madrid v Athletic Club - Liga F Photo by Maria Jimenez - Real Madrid/Real Madrid via Getty Images

On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita are joined by Athletic Club and Spanish women’s football expert, Isa, to discuss Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Athletic Club in Liga F.

Talking points:

  • Team selection and curveball in lineups
  • Insights into Athletic Club season so far
  • Nervy opening 10 minutes and lack of control
  • Real Madrid’s 3+1 buildup scheme and Svava’s aggressive positioning
  • Pressing structure and effectiveness with Esther and Weir
  • Athletic Club’s reluctance to press in the first 45 minutes
  • Toletti’s return to form and her performance as a box-to-box midfielder
  • Esther’s striker movements in the box
  • Weir’s ridiculous technical level
  • Maite’s introduction and impact of Esther’s substitution
  • Feller’s goal and Weir’s incredible vision
  • Athletic club’s immediate response and momentum swing
  • Jone Amezaga ascending to another stratosphere
  • Paula Arana’s introduction and dynamic with Clara Pinedo
  • Athletic Club’s press in the second half
  • The left side of Nerea Nevado and Jone Amezaga
  • Lack of synergy between Teresa and Toletti
  • Real Madrid’s drop in press effectiveness with Feller up top
  • Nahikari for the final five minutes

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Hosts this week:

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Kanita (@KaniFroh)

Isa (@Orozismo)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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