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Colchonero Chat 100: The centennial

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On this 100th edition of the pod, Rob Walker joins to analyze how Atlético handled Athletic.

Atletico Madrid v Athletic Club - 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. Though affected by the common cold, he delivers strong analysis of Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at A Stadium Called Wanda on Sunday afternoon.

After briefly recapping Atlético’s midweek win over Copenhagen in the Europa League, Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) break down Atlético’s strong second half, which carried them to a fourth straight league victory. The podders discuss the Diego Costa-Kévin Gameiro-Antoine Griezmann trident, how Atleti keep digging deep in second halves, why Koke’s form has dropped off so significantly and Thomas Partey’s partidazo.

Then the guys take a look at Thursday’s second leg against Copehagen, which appears to be nothing more than a formality given Atlético’s 4-1 aggregate lead.

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