In this episode of the podcast, we are joined by our very own Y Nada Mas Senior Contributor, Trambak B. We discuss the pre-season friendly versus Rangers FC where Real Madrid was defeated 2-1.
It is much too early to overreact as Real Madrid was using most of its first-team players and left Ancelotti with many Castilla players as his only option. However, players like Marcelo, Isco, and Luka Jović who had not featured in a Real Madrid starting XI for some time, did themselves no favors as they were in many ways the weakest of what Real Madrid had to offer.
On the other hand, many of Real Madrid’s youth prospects performed well and took advantage of the opportunity that Ancelotti gave them to make an impression. The standout players of the match were backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin and Rodrygo, who scored early with a beautiful goal. Other standouts included Miguel Gutierrez, Sergio Arribas, and Antonio Blanco.