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Colchonero Chat 106: The Villarreal debacle

Rob Walker makes his weekly appearance to discuss another Atlético capitulation at Villarreal.

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Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He makes his standard Monday appearance alongside Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to talk all about Atlético Madrid’s horrorshow at La Cerámica, where los colchoneros let in two late goals in a loss to bogey team Villarreal on Sunday night.

Rob and Jeremy analyze Diego Simeone’s management decisions which may or may not have directly cost Atlético three precious points. They also break down how a chippy, intense game grew out of control and culminated in an insane Vitolo red card deep into second half stoppage time — in addition to how Filipe Luís’ season-ending injury has already impacted Atleti’s play.

The podders then take questions from Colchonero Chat amigos ( about the run-in for both Atlético and Real Madrid, where the mattress makers will finish in LaLiga and whether Europa League should be the priority from now on.