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Managing Madrid Podcast: Emergency Benzema Episode

Kiyan, Sid, and Matt reflect on Benzema’s career, today’s good-bye, and what’s next for Real Madrid.

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On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Siddharth Ramsundar, and Matt Wiltse discuss:

  • Karim Benzema’s insane Real Madrid CV
  • How quickly he shot up the Real Madrid legacy rankings in the past few years
  • The perfect Real Madrid legacy?
  • The way Benzema took care of himself
  • His stylistic evolution
  • How does he compare to Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski
  • Favourite hipster Benzema moments
  • Was Benzema the most loved of the BBC trio?
  • Was Benzema’s carry job in 2021 - 2022 more difficult than Cristiano Ronaldo’s?
  • Benzema’s versatility
  • A quick reflection on Eden Hazard
  • “what if”: the Meunier tackle
  • “what if” Hazard succeeded? What would’ve happened to Vincius Jr?
  • Harry Kane. Essential now?
  • Tom Brady’s insane diet
  • Kai Havertz — yay or nay?
  • A big debate on Kane and Havertz
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Siddharth Ramsundar (@TacticalFouling)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

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