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Colchonero Chat 77: Another day, another draw

Jeremy Beren and Rob Walker debate Barcelona, Saúl’s importance and a crucial clash at Qarabag.

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, in which he analyzes Atlético Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona.

Rob and Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) discuss Atlético’s drop off in performance after a great first half and how Ernesto Valverde bested Diego Simeone in the battle of the substitutes. The podders also debate whether Saúl is now Atleti’s most important player after a man of the match display on Saturday and why Simeone’s men are having problems winning headers.

Then, Rob shows off his Azerbaijan “expertise” as the guys preview Qarabag-Atlético. Jeremy and Rob speculate on possible entries into Simeone’s XI and offer scoreline predictions on this must-win fixture — in addition to who you should root for as AS Roma visit Chelsea.

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