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Real Madrid Y Atalanta faces are seen three weeks after facing each other in Bergamo, in a match in which the Whites took the victory by the minimum thanks to the goal of Ferland mendy in the 86th minute. At stake one of the four tickets that have no owner for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
The team of Zidane He does not want a new elimination in the round of 16 and for this he has that slight advantage harvested in the first leg. In that game they were neither Sergio Ramos neither Karim Benzema. They will both be in the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, not so a Casemiro that fulfills a cycle of reprimands.
Nor will it be Hazard available and is that the Belgian international has fallen injured again. He did not exercise with the rest of his teammates this Monday because he was undergoing medical tests that determined that the ‘7’ madridista suffers a muscle injury in the right psoas.
With the usual
With the casualties and those recovered, Real Madrid is presented to Atalanta with those who are known as the ‘old guard’. Faced with this situation, Zidane bets again on three centrals with Nacho, Ramos and Early forming the defensive line. It is not the first time that the French coach opts for this system and with Casemiro’s absence, the 3-5-2 wins whole.
The bands are handed over to Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy, while in midfield Luka Modric Y Toni Kroos they return to eleven next to a Faith Valverde who was already leaving the game last weekend in the victory against the Elche, with a brace from Karim Benzema Salvador. And it is that, once again, Real Madrid is entrusted to its ‘9’.
There are more doubts about his companion in attack, although Rodrygo seems to have an advantage over Vinicius Y Asensio. This is unless, finally, Zidane chooses to play with a trident in attack. Although it is already known that the French coach has become a good friend of changing the drawing throughout the same game depending on the result and how comfortable his team is.
Going for the comeback
Atalanta have to overcome that 0-1 in the first leg if they want to surprise and sneak into the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The Italians played their last game last Friday and won 3-1 at the Spice. Then they entrusted to the pair between Muriel Y Shoe, the same couple in which they put their hopes now to defeat Real Madrid.
In the previous one, Matteo Pessina was the protagonist in a press conference and he will be chosen to train in the core with Marten de roon and with Mario Pasalic after he was sent off in the first leg Remo Freuler. Atalanta’s starting eleven returns a Christian romero that he will have the opportunity to face his idol, the white captain Sergio Ramos.
The Bergamo team is a real headache for the greats of the Old Continent. He already won this season by Liverpool in Anfield by 0-2 and at Amsterdam Ajax at Johan Cruyff Arena by 0-1. Now they arrive at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium to turn around the tie against the thirteen-time European champion.
Real Madrid – Atalanta
Real Madrid: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Nacho, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Mendy; Fede Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo and Benzema.
Atalanta: Sportiello; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Mahle, De Roon, Pessina, Gosens; Pasalic; Ilicic and Duván.
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Member of the Netherlands).
Time: 21:00 – Movistar Champions League / EL BERNABÉU
Incidents: match corresponding to the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 that takes place at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium (Madrid, Spain).