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Real Madrid CF: Formations and Tactics

El Clasico is Vinicius Jr’s game

At 21 years of age and with eight Clasicos under his belt, Vinicius Jr is already a hero of the fixture.

El Clásico: 3 things to watch out for in Xavi’s Barcelona

Barca’s strengths under Xavi outlined here. Also included: At least one major weakness.

How Luka Modric Dominated PSG

Luka Modric put in a gigantic shift vs. PSG. We analyze the mammoth effort from the evergreen maestro.

Analysing Real Madrid’s pressing against Real Sociedad

Real Madrid’s pressing saw signs of improvements against Real Sociedad. We analyze it with cautious optimism.

Discussion on Eduardo Camavinga’s performance vs Real Sociedad

The Frenchman came through vs La Real while being deployed in his best position

Fede Valverde: An Analytical Analysis Of The Uruguayan’s Impact

Yash Thakur takes a deep dive on Real Madrid’s best ball-carrier from midfield. This is the case for more Fede.

8 Observations, including the good and bad of Kubo, the problem with the new Bernabeu, and media frenzies

Kiyan Sobhani magnifies the pros and cons of one of Real’s most promising loanees, the upcoming clashes vs PSG and Barca, and more.

VIDEO: Discussion on Real Madrid’s struggles with a high press

Kiyan, Om, And Matt discuss certain aspects of Ancelotti’s build up structure

Visual data: Benzema to the rescue in unconvincing outing vs Rayo Vallecano

A brief graphical analysis on Real Madrid’s 0-1 win away at the Vallecas.

VIDEO: Discussion on Ancelotti’s post-game quotes: “Tried to press”, and PSG premonitions

A discussion from the Managing Madrid Podcast crew — Kiyan, Matt, Om — on some of the stuff Carlo said after the Rayo game

8 Lineups that Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t use

Here are 8 lineups that Real Madrid probably won’t use anytime soon but fun to think about nonetheless

CLIP: Discussion on solutions against PSG in the 2nd leg

Here’s a 25 minute discussion from Kiyan and Lucas on how Real Madrid can advance

Visual Data from a disappointing night in Paris

A brief overview of how PSG got the better of Real Madrid in every aspect of the game.

VIDEO: Discussion on performances of Bale and Jovic, and what changed at half-time vs Villarreal

A clip from our podcast live in London, where Kiyan Sobhani, Kristofer McCormack, and Ben Hayward break down the draw at Ceramica

Managing Madrid Podcast: The PSG Preview / BBC vs GPS Mailbag

Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete are back to answer all of your Real Madrid questions

Visual Data From Real Madrid’s Win Over Granada

A brief data-viz analysis from the win on Sunday

Eight Observations On Real Madrid’s Transfers, Tactics, And Player Development

Kiyan Sobhani’s column this week also highlights how Real Madrid won their 6th UCL title, Kubo’s latest weapon, Benzema vs Raul, and more.

WATCH: Discussion on impact of Ancelotti’s substitutions vs Granada

Here’s a video clip from after the Granada game, where Euan McTear and Kiyan Sobhani discuss some of the tactical wrinkles and player performances

CLIP (15mins): Discussion on Carlo Ancelotti’s lack of rotations

A segment from Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse on Ancelotti’s lack of trust in the bench

CLIP: Discussion on Endrick and Real Madrid’s quiet transfer window

Kiyan and Matt’s thoughts on Endrick, and some of the future signings

Managing Madrid Podcast: Endrick; Lineups vs Athletic; evolution of sports science

Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse also reflect on Real Madrid’s quiet transfer window and what’s to come

Looking at the intriguing patterns in Real Madrid’s pressing

How and where do Real Madrid press the most? We take a deeper look

Alberto Toril Has Unleashed Maite Oroz By Playing Her As An Attacking Midfielder

Maite displayed the full breadth of her skills in a #10 role vs. Sevilla.

Scouting The Enemy: PSG Feminine

5 players Real Madrid Femenino need to watch out for.

Scouting Report: Manchester City Women; UWCL Qualifiers

Real Madrid Femenino will face off against Manchester City in the UWCL qualifiers for a place in the group stages of the competition.

ANALYSIS: How Real Madrid Femenino Can Best Incorporate Their New Signings

What formation would work best? The 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 3-4-1-2, or something else entirely?

VIDEO ANALYSIS: Lorena Navarro Is Underrated & Her Off-Ball Movement vs. Santa Teresa Shows Why

Lorena plays the perfect balancing act in a team full of stars.

VIDEO ANALYSIS: How Real Madrid Femenino Crushed Athletic Bilbao With A Diamond Structure

Marta Cardona and Sofia Jakobsson adapted well to an unfamiliar inside forward role.

WATCH: Tactical Analysis — How Real Sociedad’s Press Resistance Defeated Real Madrid Femenino

Real Madrid simply couldn’t cope with Real Sociedad’s deep overloads.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of David Aznar’s El Clásico Tactics

The 4-4-2 diamond surprised Barcelona & changed the dynamic of the game. So why didn’t it affect the result?

VIDEO ANALYSIS: Real Madrid Femenino Need To Be Perfect On Defensive Set-Pieces vs. Barcelona

Barcelona are just as dangerous from set-pieces as they are from open play.

Teresa Abelleira Showcased Her Comfort & Potency In Advanced Areas vs. Madrid CFF

Though Teresa is know for her ability in deep areas, she has the capacity to influence the opposition box, too.