Atalanta v Real Madrid : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 24-02-2021 9:23 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 24-02-2021 09:23 AM (1 month ago)

Date :Wednesday 24th February,  2021
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium Gewiss Stadium
Referee Tobias Stieler (Germany)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Atalanta's only confirmed absentee through injury at the minute is right-wing back Hans Hateboer, and his deputy Joakim Maehle shrugged off previous fitness concerns to play 90 minutes against Napoli.

Two of Gasperini's back three in Cristian Romero and Berat Djimsiti are walking a tightrope with two bookings apiece, so Jose Luis Palomino is ready to be called upon if the hosting manager does not risk either player being banned for the second leg.

La Dea have a wealth of talent in their midfield ranks and Gasperini has a big call to make when it comes to who will play behind Zapata and Muriel, but Josip Ilicic could get the nod ahead of Matteo Pessina.
Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Gollini; Toloi, Djimsiti, Palomino; Maehle, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Ilicic; Zapata, Muriel
Atalanta BC Champions League form: WDLWDW
Atalanta BC form (all competitions): LDDWWW

Real Madrid
In stark contrast, Real Madrid's infirmary is at full capacity right now, and the visitors were dealt a further blow ahead of this match with Karim Benzema - the Champions League's fifth-highest goalscorer - confirmed to be missing through injury.

The Frenchman joins the likes of Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Eder Militao, Daniel Carvajal and Federico Valverde in the treatment room, while Casemiro is one yellow card away from a suspension.

With only 12 recognised senior players in the squad for the trip to Italy, Zidane's XI picks itself for the first leg.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Vazquez, Varane, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Diaz, Vinicius Jr
Real Madrid Champions League form: LDWWLW
Real Madrid form (all competitions): WLWWWW

Prediction: Atalanta BC 3-1 Real Madrid

Posted: at 24-02-2021 09:23 AM (1 month ago) | Hero