For the first time in history, we bring you a Merengue Bites podcast with the full global roster of panelists — from five different countries no less, Mark, Kaushik, Rahul, Bassam and Ryan exult in Real Madrid’s excellent 3-1 comeback victory over Barcelona at home. We analyze the keys to the game, pick out five of the best individual performers and discuss how much we like Varane and dislike Luis Enrique. All this and more!
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Good news everybody! We have a written article for you after a long time. Its not the run of the mill preview, but a Q&A is still very good. Kevin of Barcelona Football Blog answers some of Bassam’s questions and Bassam in turn returns the favour over at BFB. You can find Bassam’s answers here. Much thanks to Kevin, and if you’re on the social network they call twitter, you can follow him there as well. Before I bore you further, here is the Q&A.
Mark, Kaushik and Ryan meet again to take a brief look at the match at Levante and focus on Real Madrid’s big week which features matches against Liverpool in the Champions League, and El Clasico against Barcelona. The crew discusses Bale’s injury, improvement of James and Isco, tactical approach against Barca, and lots more. How do we really feel about Marcelo? Which footballer has the most swag? and other questions round up a loaded episode. You couldn’t have asked for a better primer for this big week.
Mark, Kaushik and Ryan return after nearly two weeks of a break to discuss the three matches that have taken place in the time frame, and how Real Madrid has progressed in that time. The crew also tackles Cristiano’s evolution, Casillas’ interview, Ancelotti’s position in a manager’s power rankings, coolest goal celebrations and much more.