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The official home for audio programming from Managing Madrid, SB Nation's community for fans of Real Madrid.

    Real Madrid Lift SuperCopa

    Real Madrid Lift SuperCopa

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you Moxy South Beach Hotel, where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for our live podcast in Miami in January. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

    On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani, Euan McTear, and Om Arvind discuss:

    The gap between Real Madrid and Athletic Club

    Comparing this game to the last two previous matchups between these two teams

    Are we surprised Real Madrid didn't play deeper?

    Ferland Mendy's performance

    The lack of synergy between Mendy and Vinicius

    Luka Modric and Toni Kroos

    Should Marcelino have started Nico Williams and Raul Garcia?

    Mendy, the demoralizer

    Athletic's press

    Should Rodrygo be the #1 right winger?

    Athletic's flurry in the final 20 minutes

    Going over the referee's decision

    Post-game celebrations and shenangians

    Why do we have a connection with Rangers?

    Will the SuperCopa be played in other countries in the future?

    The Saudia Arabia experience

    And more.


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    Miami, January
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    Mumbai, May

    Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you.
    The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going.
    Hosts this week:
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
    Om Arvind (@OmVASports)
    Euan McTear (@emctear)
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Real Madrid blow Valencia away 4 - 1 in Vinicius's return

    Real Madrid blow Valencia away 4 - 1 in Vinicius's return

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you Moxy South Beach Hotel, where you should be booking your stay when you come see us for our live podcast in Miami in January. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

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

    Valencia's shocking performance

    Marco Asensio's performance

    What's his role exactly?

    Best player comp?

    Luka Modric's performance

    How to juggle Modric and Karim Benzema's contracts to end their careers

    Toni Kroos's performance

    Best way to defeat Real Madrid

    David Alaba and Eder Militao

    Vinicius Jr's performance

    Ferland Mendy's performance

    Casemiro's performance

    Was it a penalty?

    The greatness of Vinicius's first goal

    Where does Vinicius rank among the most entertaining Real Madrid players of the past 30 years?

    Carlo Ancelotti's subs

    Eduardo Camavinga's role as the 6

    Dani Ceballos's cameo

    And more.


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    Miami, January
    London, February
    Washington DC, March
    Chicago, April
    Mumbai, May
    Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you.
    The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going.
    Hosts this week:
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
    Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)
    Om Arvind (@OmVASports)
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Alcoyano Post-game shenanigans

    Alcoyano Post-game shenanigans

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by The Guild. — proud sponsors of the Managing Madrid Podcast World Tour!
    On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

    Alcoyano's press

    The performances of Casemiro, Marcelo, Fede Valverde, Eden Hazard

    The burden on Eduardo Camavinga

    Should we have seen Antonio Blanco, Sergio Arribas, Peter?

    Should Isco / Ceballos have started?

    Andriy Lunin's performance

    Carlo Ancelotti's post-game quotes

    The hilariousness of the last two goals

    And more


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    Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour:
    Miami, January
    London, February
    Washington DC, March
    Chicago, April
    Mumbai, May
    Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you.
    The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going.
    Hosts this week:
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
    Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)
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    • 39 min
    Real Madrid Still On Vacation (Getafe Post-game, Castilla Corner)

    Real Madrid Still On Vacation (Getafe Post-game, Castilla Corner)

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by The Guild. -- proud sponsors of the Managing Madrid Podcast World Tour!
    This episode comes in two parts.

    Part One, Getafe Post-game with Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse


    Listing all the factors that contributed to Real Madrid's loss to Getafe

    Where there any good standout players?

    Casemiro's performance

    Luka Modric's performance

    Carlo Ancelotti's subs

    Eder Militao's mistake

    What could Carlo have done differently?

    Marcelo's impact

    Would Dani Ceballos have been a good fit in this game?

    Peter

    Thoughts on Rudiger's salary demands

    And a ton more


    Part two (1:00:00), Castilla Corner with Sam Sharpe with Kristofer McCormack


    The season so far

    Peter Federico’s debut with the first team

    Was it merited?

    His future.

    Reinier Jesus

    Will Raul leave at the end of the season


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    Mumbai, May
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Holiday Q&A

    Holiday Q&A

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square,

    On this episode, Kiyan Sobhani answered these questions:

    Will Zidane coach Real Madrid again?

    Would Jonathan David be a good back-up Real Madrid striker?

    How would Mbappe - Benzema - Vinicius - Haaland fit together?

    Are teams learning how to defend Vinicius?

    Favourite vacation destinations

    BBC vs KCM if only one trio could be chosen

    Why are we putting out a podcast over the Holidays?

    Pressing vs counter-pressing

    And more.


    Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid.

    Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour:
    New York, December
    Miami, January
    London, February
    Washington DC, March
    Chicago, April
    Mumbai, May

    Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you.
    The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going.
    Hosts this week:
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
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    • 38 min
    Benzema Double Bang In San Mames; The Athenea Show vs. Sporting Huelva

    Benzema Double Bang In San Mames; The Athenea Show vs. Sporting Huelva

    This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast is brought to you by Royal Sonesta Washington DC, where you should be booking your stay when you come to the live show we’re doing in DC! Tickets here.

    This episode comes in two parts.

    Part One: Ahtletic Post-game, Kiyan Sobhani and Mehedi Hassan discuss:


    Was this the best possible starting XI from Carlo Ancelotti?

    Eden Hazard’s performance

    The case for Peter Federico

    Ancelotti’s post-game quotes about Hazard

    Benzema’s goals

    The Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga midfield

    Camavinga’s perforamnce

    The lack of Luka Modric

    The Eder Militao / Nacho pairing

    What went wrong after Benzema’s goals?

    Subs and last minute chaos

    And more.


    Part Two (52:43): Las Blancas Podcast, Om Arvind and Yash Thakur discuss:


    Contrasts between the first and second halves

    Real Madrid’s tendency to start games slowly

    The need to swap Babs and Ivana

    The strange spacing between the wide center-backs and Madrid’s transitional build-up structure

    Sporting Huelva’s key tactical mistake

    Revisiting the Esther discourse

    The proper context behind Nahikari’s struggles

    Why it’s so hard to argue that Esther is a net negative

    How Kenti’s positioning changed things for Madrid in the second half

    Athenea as the key difference maker

    Why the Esther-Nahikari partnership looked better after the break

    The advantages of utilizing Maite in an advanced role

    The performances of the subs

    Whether Madrid can realistically make a push for Champions League football

    Derbi Madrileño

    And more




    Did you enjoy this podcast? Please consider supporting us through Patreon for more bonus content: Patreon.com/ManagingMadrid

    Book your tickets to these cities on the Managing Madrid Podcast world tour:

    Miami, January
    London, February
    Washington DC, March
    Chicago, April
    Mumbai, May

    Managing Madrid is a hub for all Madridistas with updated news, op-eds, tactical analyses, artwork, and of course, podcasts. It also serves as a means for Real Madrid fans to connect and discuss the team. We would like your support so that we can continue to produce podcasts for you.
    The site is run by a small team that works tirelessly around the clock to make it into what it is today. Your contributions will allow us to continue to have a real and full-time presence in keeping this website, and it’s podcasts, going.
    Hosts this week:
    Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)
    Yash Thakur (@Odriozolite)
    Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)
    Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
    Mehedi Hassan (@MHassanFootball)

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    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

el_moist ,

The best

Best Real Madrid podcast there is. One of the best football podcasts in general. Very interactive with listeners and fun to listen to.

Gcb123445555 ,

Hosts annoy me.

Tried listening through a few episodes, couldn’t make it more than 10 mins in each episode. Love Madrid, but these hosts can be quite annoying over analyzing everything.

flxlaf ,

Awesome

Great content! Keep it up

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