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Colchonero Chat 130: So that’s that

Discussing the very premature — and yet very possible — end to Atlético’s 2018/19 title challenge. With Rob Walker.

Club Atletico de Madrid v SD Eibar - La Liga
Same, Antoine. Same.
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Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer for Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He returns to the program to discuss and debate another deflating result from Atlético Madrid’s early season schedule: their 1-1 draw at home to Eibar on Saturday afternoon.

The result was undesirable, but the performance was admirable. Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) work their way through an entertaining 90 minutes, which saw Rodri stand out in midfield, in-form Marko Dmitrovic make huge saves for Eibar, signs of life from Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann, another Diego Godín mistake and a memorable debut for teenage striker Borja Garcés.

The podders then turn to Tuesday’s Champions League group stage opener against AS Monaco. The Ligue 1 side have more new faces, but will old friend Radamel Falcao take part in the fixture at Stade Louis II?

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