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Colchonero Chat 169: 3-7 Mafia

With Rob Walker.

Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - 2019 International Champions Cup Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

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 to break down a stunning result — Atlético Madrid’s 7-3 win over Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.

This stateside derbi saw loads of goals and controversy as Diego Costa notched four goals and both sides finished with 10 men. Rob and Jeremy talk about João Félix’s excellent display and Atlético’s midfield dominance. They discuss Real Madrid’s approach, Dani Carvajal’s challenge on Thomas Lemar and where Vitolo stands in Atleti’s wide midfielder pecking order.

The podders then provide an update on the James Rodríguez chase and preview Wednesday’s festivities in Orlando, Florida, where los Rojiblancos will take on a selection of Major League Soccer’s top players in the league’s annual All-Star Game.