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Bombazo is the new Spanish football podcast that offers a Scandinavian take on all things LaLiga, with a special focus on Nordic players like Martin Ødegaard and Alexander Isak.

Bombazo is the new Spanish football podcast that offers a Scandinavian take on all things LaLiga, with a special focus on Nordic players like Martin Ødegaard and Alexander Isak.
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Bombazo is the new Spanish football podcast that offers a Scandinavian take on all things LaLiga, with a special focus on Nordic players like Martin Ødegaard and Alexander Isak.






Bombazo LaLiga Podcast 16: Ter Stegen is the best, Simeone's magic fading, Basque brilliance, Zlatan to Atleti and a Mallorcan adventure

Episode 16 of Bombazo: The Scandinavian LaLiga Podcast is here, and we kick off with the biggest game of the weekend, Atlético Madrid v FC Barcelona – With Marc-André Ter Stegen keeping Barcelona in the game for 45 minutes yet again, and Jan Oblak having a ropey season, is the German now the best goalkeeper in the world? – We discuss whether Diego Simeone's magic may finally be fading as he struggles to get the best out of new players and has even relinquished defensive solidity. – Lee...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 15: Fede Valverde fanclub, Pione Sisto returns from exile, and are Barça wasting a generation of talent?

Episode 15 of Bombazo: The Scandinavian LaLiga Podcast is fresh out of the oven boy is it a busy day. On the show: – We sign up for the Fede Valverde fanclub after the young Uruguayan stole the show from Martin Ødegaard in Real Madrid v Real Sociedad – Are Barcelona wasting a great generation of talent on a stale project that should have been ended in the summer? It sure looks that way. – Pione Sisto returns from exile and it turns out the man who once tore Manchester United a new one is...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 14: Real Madrid v Real Sociedad and Ødegaard, Alexander Isak's admirable response to racism, plus Spain coaching drama analysed

Episode 14 of Bombazo is here and we have a huge amount to cover across both the international matches and forthcoming LaLiga games: – Martin Braithwaite bags two goals in two games including the strike that seals Denmark's place at Euro 2020. We reckon he would get 20 a season for a better LaLiga side. – The Robert Moreno-Luis Enrique Spain coaching drama unpacked, and why it reminds us of Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova's split from back in the day. Has Pep ever really been as good...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 13: Everything you need to know about women's football in Spain

Want to get into Spanish women’s football but don’t know where to start? We have the answer! Today on Bombazo, Alex is joined by special guest Elisa Revuelta, a journalist working with FIFA’s digital platforms focusing on women’s football and the Spanish women’s national team. Elisa gives us a detailed guide on: – The two giants of the Primera División Femenina, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. Who is likely to win the title? Who is pulling in the right direction? And why Atleti's progress...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 12: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético are crap, Real Sociedad are the best, Solari underrated, and excitement over Oscar Garcia

Episode 12 of Bombazo is here and the LaLiga news is coming thick and fast. This week... – Just how crap are Barcelona, Atlético and Real Madrid? – Alexander Isak and Martin Ødegaard's Real Sociedad on the other hand, are very good. How good? Statistically their best team since the title challenge. – Do Barça need to go all out for yet another Dutch coach to change their fortunes? – Is Zinedine Zidane invincible...? – ... and is Santiago Solari underrated? – Óscar García analysed in...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 11: Alexander Isak Real Sociedad hero, El Clasico drama continues, Free John Guidetti & LaLiga's best stadiums

Episode 11 of Bombazo is here and just because a certain game wasn't played doesn't mean there's any less to talk about ... – Fresh from watching Alexander Isak score the winner for Real Sociedad and interviewing him post-match, Alex explains why he's already a hero in San Sebastián, and brings special audio evidence for the jury! – Dropping Diego Costa pays off for Diego Simeone. Time to back Álvaro Morata properly? And do Atleti have greater potential than Barça or Real Madrid? – The...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 10: El Clasico moved, Ødegaard is the best, Lee vs Iker Casillas and the campaign to rest Iñaki Williams

Against all odds we've reached Episode 10 of Bombazo and this week there are an endless amount of talking points: – Why El Clásico being moved is good news for Real Madrid, but not great for Barcelona, just as the 'MSG' starts to click – Speaking of Madrid, we told you so. Zidane out? – Lee has a difference of opinion with Iker Casillas, who unknowingly unleashed Granada's internet fanbase on his ass... – Is Martin Ødegaard the best player in LaLiga at present? – Is it time to drop...


Bombazo La Liga Podcast Episode Nine: Michael Laudrup (Greatest Scandinavians)

It's the international break so today marks the debut of our special series Greatest Scandinavians where we look at the best players from the region to feature in Spanish football, and what better way to kick-off than with arguably the greatest Scandinavian footballer of all time, Michael Laudrup. With five LaLiga titles in a row, a key part in Barcelona's first ever European Cup, the unique ability to boast playing in back-to-back 5-0 El Clásico wins on both sides of the divide, and a...


Bombazo La Liga podcast episode eight: Explaining Victor Valdes leaving Barcelona, dropping Diego Costa, in awe of Santi Cazorla and more

Episode 8 of Bombazo: The Scandinavian LaLiga podcast is here, and with the breaking news that Víctor Valdés has left Barcelona again we look in detail at why it happened, why Barça should have seen it coming, and how being a deep thinker makes the former goalkeeper a complex character. That, and... – Is it time for Diego Simeone to drop Diego Costa, both for the striker and Atlético Madrid's benefit? – Is Santi Cazorla the best Spanish midfielder at preset? (And should that be a concern...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 7: Barcelona's lack of youth players in the first team, Spain's underrated academies and more with RCD Epanyol academy director Sergi Angulo Lerín

Episode 7 of Bombazo: The Scandinavian LaLiga podcast is here, and this week we have a very special episode with a very special guest. We sat down with RCD Espanyol Academy Stockholm director Sergi Angulo Lerín, a coach who has worked in Spain, France and Sweden, and has had the chance to observe the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino behind the scenes. In this bumper, more than one hour-long pod, we touch on a wide range of subjects including: – Is Barcelona's dwindling number...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 6: Crisis at Barcelona, Zidane saves his first match point, and is Ødegaard LaLiga's best playmaker?

Episode 6 of Bombazo is here and with both an entire weekend to look back on plus midweek games to preview it's bursting at the seams: – Alexandra Jonson details her interview with two Real Madrid legends at The Best Fifa awards in Milan (including former coach Santiago Solari), and we discuss whether Zinedine Zidane is now in the clear after saving a 'match ball' against Sevilla. – Following another man of the match display for Real Sociedad, Lee argues that Martin Ødegaard may just be...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 5: Chatting with Martin Ødegaard, reporting from Anoeta and Betis, plus the Ansu Fati hype train

Episode 5 of Bombazo is here and this week the pod has been on the road for Matchday 4 in LaLiga: – Alexandra Jonson reports from the first ever game at the newly remodelled Anoeta, a thrilling 2-0 win for Real Sociedad over the only team who previously held a 100% win record, Atlético Madrid. – Alex speaks to Martin Ødegaard after the match, hearing his thoughts on the new stadium, how it feels to score against Atleti as a Real Madrid player, and detailing his relationship with Alexander...


Bombazo LaLiga Podcast Episode 4: Eto'o, women's Clasico, Isak v Ødegaard and MD4 Preview

Hate the international break? Episode 4 of Bombazo has so much content we're bursting at the seams. This week: – Looking back at FC Barcelona v CD Tacón. Should this really be treated as the women's 'Clásico' from day one just because of the history between the Barça and Real Madrid men's teams? Or does Atlético Madrid v Barça (the two dominant women's teams in Spain) deserve that accolade? – Samuel Eto'o has announced his retirement and we thought it was only fitting to pay a lengthy...



Spain's transfer window is finally shut, and we've timed Episode Three of Bombazo to make sure we know all the details. This week.... – Why Real Madrid and Valencia are our big transfer window losers (and just who is more annoyed: Zidane or Marcelino?) – We're cautiously optimistic that Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid 'won' the transfer battle, on paper at least – Celta and Real Betis may just have pulled off a discretely brilliant summer... or alternatively, it could all be a disaster....


Bombazo La Liga Podcast Episode 2

Every Monday Bombazo takes a look at the Scandinavians making waves in LaLiga, as well as offering our unique take on the biggest stories in Spanish football, and with perfect timing Episode 2 comes around just as a Norwegian stole the show. This week: – How Martin Ødegaard is already winning matches for Real Sociedad, and could Real Madrid already be in need of him? – How Alexander Isak is making Willian José look flat. – Are Atlético Madrid going to win the LaLiga title? – Why Antoine...


Bombazo La Liga Podcast Episode 1

The debut episode of Bombazo is here! Every week, journalists Lee Roden and Alexandra Jonson take a Scandinavian perspective on all the LaLiga action, and look in depth at the many Nordic players now playing in Spain. On episode one: – Why we're going to see a lot more of Martin Ødegaard. – Do Barcelona need Neymar (and a brief Antoine Griez-moan)? – Are Real Madrid really back? – All aboard the Joao Felix hype train! – Why Alexander Isak should start for Real Sociedad. Plus awesome...