Managing the Madrid podcast: Rayo’s post-match and an interesting post-match reflection from Ancelotti


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In this episode, Kiyan Sobhani, Matt Wiltse and Om Arvind discuss:

  • Real Madrid’s consistency in the league from a results perspective

  • What was Real Madrid’s biggest problem in the first half against Rayo Vallecano?
  • Positioning on the ball
  • Dealing with the press of Rayo (and other teams in general, from the perspective of Barcelona and PSG)
  • The performance of Thibau Courtois
  • Luka Modric’s performance
  • Carlo Ancelotti post match quotes
  • The composition Fede Valverde – Toni Kroos – Luka Modric against PSG as prophesied by Carlo himself
  • Alternatively, a discussion of Fede on the RW.
  • How are we supposed to magically activate the high press as the rematch begins?
  • Is Carlo’s decision-making based on job security?
  • His quotes on “trying to press”
  • The performances of Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy
  • Performance by Marco Asensio
  • Carlo’s Submarines
  • The shine of Real Madrid’s goal
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Om Arvind (@OmVASports)


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