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Champions League Quarter-Finals Review

On the latest episode, Robbie Dunne and Jamie Kemp are joined by Jon Mackenzie of the Athletic to discuss the Champions League quarter-finals (of course, with a heavy focus on the Spanish sides involved).

Starting with Real Madrid’s 3-3 draw with Manchester City, the guys discuss how chaos emerged from a match-up that pits together control versus transitions, the role of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo in that, as well as what might change for the second leg in Manchester.

After that, attentions turned to the game in Paris where Barcelona registered one of their most memorable victories of the Xavi era. They analyse why his side seem to be at their best in more dynamic games, and highlight some of the key players from Barcelona’s upturn in form since Xavi announced he would step down.

Finally, they finish off with a briefer nod to Atletico Madrid’s win at home to Borussia Dortmund. Although as we know with Diego Simeone’s side, their difficulties on the road this season mean it’s a tie that’s certainly not done yet.