A triumph of Germany's 2014 World Cup title was in its validation of a long-term approach to player development. In hindsight, that success also emboldened a structure grasping at techniques that were successful in the past, despite the footballing world moving on.
At some point, there was no turning back as Maradona took control over Diego, with the armor of a persona shielding the person from a combination of idolatry, crippling addiction, and the hostility of Italy at the time.
One could boil this match down to Sarri being able to bring in a Higuain-type of striker late into the match and Conte lacking that option. The more things change with a new style of Serie A, the more they stay the same.
Analytics could further change the perception of a captain's importance. Granit Xhaka was bought by Arsenal partly due to his underlying statistics, especially with a high "packing" metric.
We don't necessarily ascribe defending to Real Madrid, but it looks like Zinedine Zidane went back to basics after an early season spent on the hot seat.