The Real Madrid will face for the first time Atalanta in UEFA Champions League or in any European competition. The Madrid suffered to command his group with 10 units, the Atalanta was second with his group with 11 points, below Liverpool
History would indicate that the Madrid He should pass without complications against his Italian rival, had this match been held some three or four years ago, that would definitely have been the conclusion of the match.
Those of Zidane have not been able to advance to the round of 16 in the last two seasons, being eliminated by Ajax Y Manchester City. Atalanta For their part, they just had their first experience in the maximum European competition last season, they suffered to overcome the group stage but then crushed the defense of the Valencia ending with a global marker of (8-4). The dream of the Italians ended in the quarterfinals with the PSG in a single party that ended in favor of 2-1 for Parisians.
The Madrid has a positive balance before Italian teams, they have won their last two-legged matches against Serie A rivals, in addition to the final against Juventus in 2017. For Atalanta It is just his second tie against a Spanish rival after Valencia Last season.
The current situation of both teams is not the best since both teams have not been consistent in their respective competitions, neither has been the overwhelming team that they once were in recent seasons, highlights more Atalanta that reduced his surprising number of wins that amazed several last season and the sale of the Papu Gómez. Reality seems to be a little better for Madrid since they march second of The League Y Atalanta is fifth place of A league.
Atalanta comes only with the low of the Dutch Hateboer and possibly Danish Male, on the other hand Real Madrid will arrive with several sensitive casualties to the meeting, highlighting those of Benzema, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo Y Dani carvajal. The others are Odriozola, Federico Valverde, Militao, Rodrygo Y Hazard.
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Considering the casualties, the scoring quality of the Atalanta and the experience of important matches of the MadridIt would not be surprising if both teams score in the match and you could even see a bulging scoreboard.
The best for Madrid It would be conservative in the match due to the number of casualties, taking a draw or a few goals as a visitor would be good for the meringues and their chances of advancing. The meringues are favorites in the tie, although they may not be in this first leg.
Definitely those of Gasperini It will not be an easy road and they will go with everything in the game, motivated by facing a great club and showing what they are made of. Although you can never rule out a club like him Real MadridThis match will not determine the tie but it will tell us what to expect for the return leg at the Bernabéu.
Madrid has faced the Champions League in moments where he did not look forceful, proof of this his last three titles won in a row, in which they managed to overcome adverse markers and games against complicated rivals, all of them under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane. The Real Madrid He is always a candidate despite the circumstances, whether he is a favorite or not.