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Colchonero Chat 143: Some Atlético talk

A late-night podcast — warts and all — analyzing another away draw for Atlético. With Rob Walker.

Club Atletico de Madrid v AS Monaco - UEFA Champions League Group A Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the laptop-less Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren to break down Atlético Madrid’s fifth draw away from home in LaLiga — a 1-1 stalemate against Girona.

The Catalan side gave Atlético more problems on Sunday, and Rob and Jeremy discuss how Atlético’s improvements were still not good enough to put Diego Simeone’s side back atop the table. They discuss the faster tempo, Rodri’s penalty-inducing error, the amazing Cristhian Stuani, Ángel Correa’s rise, Thomas Lemar’s fall, Diego Costa’s surgery, American rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s new album “Some Rap Songs” and much, much more.

The podders then turn to Wednesday’s Copa del Rey fixture against Sant Andreu. Atlético hold a 1-0 aggregate lead in that Round of 32 tie, and the guys debate the importance of this match in addition to which players may actually take part in it.