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Colchonero Chat 72: Atlético beat Athletic and COSTA'S RETURN

Euan McTear joins Jeremy Beren to analyze Atlético's away win at Athletic.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Athletic Club - Copa del Rey Quarter Final Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Euan McTear (@emctear) is a Spanish football journalist and author and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat.

After kicking off the program by breaking down Diego Costa’s imminent signing from Chelsea, Euan and Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) discuss Atlético Madrid’s 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. The midweek fixture brought us more Jan Oblak heroics, more second half firepower and more Diego Simeone rotations — all of which are dissected by the podders. Euan and Jeremy also ponder why Atlético are so strong on the road — dating back to last season, Atleti are unbeaten in 15 consecutive domestic games away.

The guys also preview the big Saturday clash against Sevilla, whip around LaLiga’s matchday 5 results and talk about the Wanda Metropolitano — with the most VIP boxes in the world, according to club president Enrique Cerezo — getting the 2019 Champions League final. Finally, Euan talks about his new Atlético book, “Hijacking LaLiga,” available this weekend.

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