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Colchonero Chat 42: Jan Oblak might not be human

Jeremy and Rob discuss Atleti’s progression to the UCL quarterfinals, where Leicester await

Club Atletico de Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Jan Oblak could be Atlético Madrid’s human goalkeeper. He could also be an octopus. Either way, he made sure Atlético advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals in style.

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón. He is the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, where he breaks down the goalless draw that sent Bayer Leverkusen packing and clinched a quarterfinal berth for Atlético. Jeremy and Rob discuss the results of Friday’s draw, which saw Atleti paired with Leicester City over the other Spanish giants, and how the principle of appropriate fear applies.

Then, Jeremy and Rob move on to Sevilla, recently dispatched by Leicester in the Champions League and set to visit the Vicente Calderón for the final time on Sunday afternoon. The Andalusians are in a poor run of form and have injuries at the back, and the podders discuss whether this is an ideal time for Atleti to gain ground in the race for third place.

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