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Colchonero Chat 135: The Yellow Submarine and the Yellow Wall

Atlético hit a speed bump at Villarreal and now turn back to the Champions League. With Rob Walker.

Club Brugge v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Group A Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat.

Rob joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) and the duo analyzes Atlético Madrid’s score draw at Villarreal and the midweek match at scorching-hot Borussia Dortmund. The podders debate Diego Simeone’s lineup choices, how important Rodri has become to Atlético and their ambitions, and concern over Atleti’s paltry goal return in LaLiga. They also discuss the craziness occurring elsewhere in Spain, such as Levante’s upset of Real Madrid and a top four with Alavés and Espanyol.

Then, the guys preview a tasty clash of styles at Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion on Wednesday. Atlético’s attack has proven more difficult to stop in Europe this season, and Rob and Jeremy talk about whether that will continue in one of the week’s premier fixtures — and one that could decide the Group A winner.