Champions League Atalanta v Real Madrid – Crucial away win for Real Madrid – all to play for in home return against Atalanta

Real Madrid on top at half way point - celebrate their win
Atalanta vs. Real Madrid
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Madrid takes the lead in the round of 16 after winning 1-0 against Atalanta during the match held this Wednesday at the Gewiss Stadium. After the match dispute Real Madrid is in the lead over Atalanta, which will have the added difficulty of trying to ride away from home.

After a goalless first half, Real Madrid continued to apply pressure the second half, thanks to Ferland Mendy opening the scoring just before the final whistle, sealing a resounding 1-0 victory for the away side.

For Atalanta Mario Pasalic, Josip Ilicic, Jose Luis Palomino and Ruslan Malinovskyi came on for Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel, Joakim Maehle and Josip Ilicic, while Madrid replaced Mariano Diaz, Sergio Arribas and Hugo Duro with Vinicius Junior, Marco Asensio and Isco.

The referee booked four players. Robin Gosens from Atalanta saw yellow cards and Remo Freuler sent off with a red, as well as for Real Madrid Casemiro and Ferland Mendy received yellows.

On 16 de March we will know who will qualify: it will be decided in the return match that will face Real Madrid in the stadium Real Madrid against Atalanta.

Technical card:
Atalanta: Thibaut Courtois, Lucas Vazquez, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Ferland Mendy, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio, Isco and Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid: Pierluigi Gollini, Berat Djimsiti, Cristian Romero, Rafael Toloi, Joakim Maehle, Remo Freuler, Marten De Roon, Robin Gosens, Matteo Pessina, Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel
Stadium: the Gewiss Stadium
Goals: Ferland Mendy (0-1, min. 86)

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