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Colchonero Chat 78: Qarabad

Jeremy Beren and Robbie Dunne try to wrap their heads around Atlético’s dour draw in Azerbaijan.

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Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) is a site manager at Into the Calderón and a journalist working with AS English in Madrid. He joins this edition of Colchonero Chat to reflect upon Atlético Madrid’s latest draw — this time against Qarabag in the Champions League group stage. Robbie and site manager Jeremy Beren debate why Atlético couldn’t get off the ground in their 0-0 draw at Qarabag on Wednesday and wonder if Atleti will now miss out on knockout stages qualification. They also discuss the increasingly stop-start nature of Atleti’s evolution from a defensive side into a proactive attacking outfit — and they ask if Diego Simeone and his players will ever take the next step under his management.

The podders also preview Atlético’s game against Celta on Sunday and talk about “Working Class Heroes”, Robbie’s new book on Rayo Vallecano.

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