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Colchonero Chat 141: Two Diegos, one drought

Rating the players and discussing the big moments from Atlético’s 1-1 draw versus Barcelona. With Rob Walker.

Club Atletico de Madrid v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, wherein he joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to recap and rate Atlético Madrid’s 1-1 draw against Barcelona.

A late goal stole from Diego Simeone a golden chance to beat the Catalans in LaLiga at long last. Rob and Jeremy break down Atlético’s game plan and wonder whether it really is the best way to beat a team as good as the blaugrana, and Jeremy runs through his three pre-match keys to victory. The podders then move on to a program-first — on-air player ratings, beginning with Jan Oblak and ending with Simeone’s two substitutes.

Finally, the guys offer a quick glimpse at Wednesday night’s Champions League tilt against Thierry Henry’s stuttering Monaco, who find themselves in Ligue 1’s drop zone. Rob and Jeremy predict their scorelines and wonder who will top Group A when all is said and done.