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Colchonero Chat 126: Cagliari and Courtois

Friendly friendly banter, plus goalkeeper movements and winding down the preseason. With Rob Walker.

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) to begin the preseason wind-down with analysis of Atlético Madrid’s 1-0 win over Cagliari on Wednesday.

Atlético look more like themselves with more first-team players back, and the podders talk about the standout performances from the friendly in Sardinia. Jeremy and Rob discuss their favorite Juvenil players and spend plenty of time on transfers, including now-confirmed deals for Nikola Kalinić and Luciano Vietto.

Finally, the guys try to decide if Thibaut Courtois has betrayed Atleti by completing a move to city rivals Real Madrid less than a week before the two sides meet in the UEFA Super Cup.