The European Trilogy: Previewing Manchester City vs Real Madrid
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In this comprehensive mega-preview, we bring back returning guest and Manchester City analyst Alex to preview the upcoming heavyweight Champions League tie. We start with a deep dive into Manchester City’s Champions League journey, from their early struggles to their recent emergence as a European powerhouse. We examine the ups and downs of City’s campaigns, including their heartbreaking exits and thrilling victories. Then, as we look ahead to their third consecutive meeting with Real Madrid, we explore the history between these two sides and the tactical battles between Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti. We analyze Manchester City’s dominant domestic season and how they’ve fared in Europe thus far, while also assessing Real Madrid’s campaign and their chances of progressing relative to the past two years. Finally, we discuss the key factors that could swing this tie in either direction, including the potential matchups, tactical approaches, and the players who could make the difference. Join us as we preview this highly anticipated conclusion to the Champions League trilogy that began in 2022. Find us on X, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok at @realdealpods for more takes and banter between episodes on our Managing Madrid Spotify feed! Did you enjoy this podcast? Get a ton of bonus content exclusively on Join our Real Madrid Discord Channel: 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. Host this episode: Siddharth Ramsundar (@TacticalFouling) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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