Prediction: Real Madrid - Atalanta
- Title : Prediction: Real Madrid - Atalanta
Real Madrid and Atalanta will meet in the Champions League on Tuesday night, when it will be decided which of the teams will advance from the round of 16.
The first quarter-final between Atalanta and Real Madrid had all the prerequisites to be something really special. It was David against Goliath - the small club with an economy equivalent to a team in the lower half of Serie A, against Real Madrid, the team with the most Champions League titles known for its Galácticos bets.
Already after 15 minutes, a large part of the charm was killed with this match. Remo Freuler went on a red card - doubtfully convicted according to many, "suicide for football" according to Gasperini. Atalanta had to abandon their offensive and optimistic game idea, replacing center tank Duván Zapata and focusing on defense for the rest of the match.
It actually went a long way, and was close to reaching all the way. It would be a dream shot in the 86th minute by Ferland Mendy to break the deadlock, and Real were able to leave Bergamo with a 1-0 victory.
Now Atalanta must turn around in Madrid, but with all the quality the team possesses, it is no impossible task. Luis Muriel, Josip Ilicic and the aforementioned Zapata are players who can destroy any defense.
Real Madrid have after both a time with a lot of injuries got back both Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, who are two of the team's most important players.
I think we will see a completely different game from the first match. Atalanta will want to score an early goal and so will Real. I predict an offensive match with over 2.5 goals.
|Prediction||Over 2.5 goals|
|Start Time||21:00 : 16-Mar-21|