Bola.com, Jakarta – Real Madrid challenged Atalanta in the first leg of the 2020/2021 Champions League last 16 at the Atletti Azzurri d’Italia Stadium, Thursday (25/2/2021) at 03.00 WIB.
Real Madrid visit Bergamo with four consecutive wins in all competitions. Their defensive line is also very strong, noted clean sheet in the last three games.
Los Blancos, who finished second in the Spanish League standings, won a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid in the last match.
Real Madrid is also supported by other mighty records. El Real have always won in five away matches against Italian teams in European competitions. They scored 12 goals and conceded only one goal.
However, coach Zinedine Zidane was dizzy. There are eight senior players who were injured and were forced to call five junior players to be brought to Italy.
What is most troubling is the possible absence of Karim Benzema. He has spearheaded Real Madrid this season with 17 goals in all competitions.
Atalanta also have good capital, always winning in the last three matches. Most recently, they beat Napoli 4-2.
Atalanta’s attack line is very dangerous. In the last five home games, they have managed to score a minimum of three goals in four of those games. That is, the strength of the back line Real Madrid will get a serious test.