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Real Madrid need more goals outside of Bellingham’s heroics

Will Joselu and Rodrygo start scoring regularly?

Real Madrid’s defense needs to improve despite hot start

5 wins out of 5 — not bad for a team missing several key players.

Visual Analysis: Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad; La Liga 2023-24

A look at the numbers and top performers from Real Madrid’s game against Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid’s Unconventional Offense: Prolific Dribblers Ready to Defy Critics

Real Madrid do not need a number nine - they have the best dribblers in Europe’s top five leagues and will create more than enough goal-scoring opportunities this season.

Visual Analysis: Real Madrid 2-1 Getafe; La Liga 2023 - 2024

A look at the numbers and top performers from Real Madrid’s game against Getafe.

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9 Tactical Observations on Real Madrid: A rabid counter-press, a savy veteran passer, and the inevitable Güler return

This week, Kiyan checks in on Real Madrid’s press, which players have stepped up, and much, much more.

With Vinicius injured, Fran Garcia and Camavinga will step up on the left wing

After Real Madrid’s win over Celta Vigo, Kiyan looks at how Camavinga + Fran patched together the left wing

Talking points from Real Madrid’s first two games, including Vinicius’s role in the diamond

Ancelotti is still trying to figure things out, but so far so good until the bigger tests arrive

How good of a signing is Kepa, actually?

Kepa’s loan move has been polarizing among fans, but Real Madrid did their homework on a keeper who’s coming off a good season

How ‘real’ are Real Madrid’s pre-season problems?

Sifting through the "it’s just pre-season" talk to find some truths about Real Madrid

A future with and without Mbappe: Where are Real Madrid headed next season?

What’s Plan B? How likely is Plan A?

Is Vinicius Junior at his best in Real Madrid’s diamond formation?

While serviceable, the Brazilian attacker might not be capable of maximizing his skills away from the left wing.

Bellingham as a nine? Bellingham in a diamond? Some notes from Los Angeles

Through two training sessions, Kiyan has some quick thoughts ahead of Real Madrid’s first game pre-season game on Sunday

What can we expect from Arda Güler’s profile?

We still need to find out more about Arda’s actual role and playing time, but here’s what to expect from his tendencies on the pitch.

What are the pros and cons of Jude Bellingham playing in a diamond?

Kiyan makes the case for Bellingham to spearhead the diamond, while also pointing out why it may not work

Scouting Report: Arda Güler, the Turkish wonderkid who is set to join Real Madrid

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The Rise Of Eduardo Camavinga: A Cornerstone Of Real Madrid’s New Era

Camavinga always been ahead of the curve: Above his peers at the youth level and now already one of the best midfielders in the world — vital to the Madrid engine

Gratitude for Nacho

The Spaniard has renewed his contract. A quick tribute to a loyal Real Madrid servant.

Will Florentino Perez sign one more striker?

Joselu is awesome, but he’s not the guy who can lead Real Madrid as a starter

Jude Bellingham: A galactico baller at Madrid

Another detailed visual analysis on Real Madrid’s new star

Does Bellingham unlock a different brand of football for Ancelotti?

Will Carlo bring back aggressive pressing?

Hey Jude: A visual guide to Bellingham’s rise at Dortmund

How Jude Bellingham gradually evolved into one of the best midfielders in the world

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A good-bye to the transcendent Benzema — one of the greatest players in Real Madrid history

On Benzema’s ascendency since 2018, an emotional good-bye, and the unique stature of one of the club’s apex superstars

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Who will replace Asensio? What went wrong this season? Will Tchouameni make a leap?

Kiyan’s column also discusses Ancelotti’s quotes today about the team’s defensive problems this season

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How Real Madrid react to City humiliation is vital if they are to improve next season

Real Madrid lost to a better team, but they did not put themselves in a position to succeed. There is a path to being better.

Football is much more than life and death

As the most important game of the season rolls around tonight, a reminder that this is not just a game

How Rudiger and Camavinga stepped up against Manchester City

Rudiger needed to be at his best; Camavinga locked down the wing. Some notes.

Real Madrid’s unexpected Brazilian connection is absolutely deadly

An analytical view of how Militao and Vinicius hurt teams on offense

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Why Real Madrid will have trouble breaking down Manchester City, how Fran Garcia helps next season, and some notes on Chef Rodrygo

Tactical observations from Kiyan

What has changed and what hasn’t changed since Real Madrid’s last Copa del Rey final?

A lot of things are different now, but many things have remained the same since Real Madrid last appeared in a Copa final

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The incredible Camavinga, the space-creating Rodrygo, and a questionable press against Manchester City

In this week’s column, Kiyan looks at Modric’s ball progression, Camavinga dazzling the Bernabeu, and how Asensio is on the verge of some career-best numbers

An analytical breakdown of Real Madrid’s win at Stamford Bridge

A tactical and data based look at Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.


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