Real Madrid will meet a difficult challenge called Atalanta in the 1/8 Champions League round.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid football judgment – Round 1/8 of the European Cup
03:00 on February 25 | Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
Atalanta, second in Group D, clashed with the best team in Group B, Real Madrid, in the 1/8 round of the Champions League. If a few years ago, when Real was still a real force, it was almost obvious that they defeated Atalanta, but the situation is no longer easy for the Spanish team.
Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real has never shown the stature of the greatest team in the Champions League, instead showing disappointing results and always being eliminated early.
In the Champions League this season, Real also struggled to get a ticket to continue, and facing an Atalanta that made a miracle last season was not an easy challenge.
However, Atalanta this season is no longer as scary as they were last year, so surely a team with experience on the continental playground like Real Madrid is still a more appreciated name.
In the past, Atalanta and Real Madrid had never met in official tournaments
– Real Madrid won all 5 last away matches in Italy
– Atalanta were the second team in history to reach the Champions League knockout stages in both their first attendance, after Sevilla
Real Madrid have reached the knockout round of the Champions League for 24 consecutive years
Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Djimsiti, Palomino; Maehle, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Ilicic; Zapata, Muriel
Real Madrid: Courtois; Vazquez, Varane, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Diaz, Vinicius Jr
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