Before Atlético Madrid kick off its Champions League Round of 16 tie in Germany on Tuesday, there is the small matter of a league game at El Molinón. Atlético lost at that stadium last season, and Colchonero Chat is here to determine whether or not it will happen again.
David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) is a Spanish football journalist and scout. He is the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat, asked to preview Atlético's visit to Asturias on Saturday lunchtime and review Sporting Gijón's season as a whole. It was Rubi's Levante that ended Atleti's title dream last season; one may wonder if his Sporting team can dent Atleti's top four hopes this season. Also, Diego Simeone surely will be tempted to offer rest to certain players as Bayer Leverkusen await on Tuesday.
The podders also review impressive midweek results out of Munich and Paris and analyze Napoli's comeback chances against Real Madrid. Plus, commentary on Thomas Partey's renewal, Antoine Griezmann's future and more.
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