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Las Blancas Podcast: Bad turn of events in London

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On this episode of Las Blancas podcast, Yash Thakur and Kani Froh discuss Real Madrid’s 2-0 loss vs Chelsea in the third matchday of this season’s UWCL group stage.

Talking points:

  • surprises in the Real Madrid line-up and the pattern that is being created
  • how Chelsea’s pressing pushed Real Madrid into their own box for a while
  • Real Madrid’s defensive response to the pressing
  • the only two chances of the first half
  • Kathellen’s defensive errors that raise a lot of concerns
  • Freja’s ability in possession
  • Feller’s performance including her defensive role
  • the Svava-Feller substitution, the logic behind it, and how it impacted the game
  • breakdown of both of Chelsea’s goals
  • Svava’s role in the second goal
  • 80th minute formation change; Nahikari and Rocío on for Freja and Olga -> 3-5-2 system
  • The case of Nahikari and Rocío – problems in the existence of a hierarchy
  • Kathellen’s goal line clearance
  • Real Madrid individual performances: Ivana, Kenti; the Zornoza debate
  • Chelsea individual performances: James, Cuthbert, Buchanan
  • late substitution at 85’: Toletti and Møller on for Esther and Zornoza
  • Toril’s comments in the press conference
  • the fanbase reacting to these comments

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