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Las Blancas Podcast: Four goals, a draw and lots of controversy

Hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita discuss Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Real Madrid CF v Chelsea FC Women: Group D - UEFA Women’s Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Jesus Troyano/Real Madrid/Real Madrid via Getty Images

In this episode of Las Blancas Podcast hosts Yash Thakur and Kanita discuss Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea in the first matchday of the UEFA Women’s Champions League group stage.

Talking points:

  • Alberto Toril and Emma Hayes’ lineup choices in the big game
  • Ivana’s inclusion in the starting XI
  • How game state influenced our playstyle
  • Chelsea’s back three build-up and how it affected our pressing
  • Chelsea’s control in the game and lopsided stats
  • The big referee talk
  • VAR in UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • Debate: Was Chelsea’s third goal rightfully disallowed?
  • Caicedo and Lawrence’s duel
  • Olga’s clutch gene on big stages
  • Misa’s good showing
  • Athenea’s anonymous performance
  • Niamh Charles’ impressive development
  • Was the result fair?
  • How does this result impact the bigger picture?

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Hosts this week:

Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)

Kanita (@KaniFroh)

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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