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Colchonero Chat 86: A Roman conquest

Jeremy Beren and David Cartlidge review Atlético’s win over Roma and lots more.

Atletico Madrid v AS Roma - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) is a Spanish football scout, journalist and podcaster. He is also the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, wherein he finds the positives in Atlético Madrid’s big 2-0 win over AS Roma on Wednesday.

David and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) talk about a variety of topics including Antoine Griezmann’s stunning strike, Diego Simeone’s team selection surprises, Lucas Hernández’s awesomeness, José Giménez’s contract, a functional #9 and Atlético’s slim prospects of Champions League progression. David and Jeremy also lay out a roadmap for Atleti’s rebuild — they talk about which players will leave, who should come in and so on.

After that, the guys preview Atleti’s weekend sojourn to Levante, where los colchoneros have not won in a decade. Estadi Ciutat de València is home to a disciplined side that just came back from the second division. The podders offer their predictions for the weekend and get hyped about the Valencia-Barcelona fixture on Sunday.

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