Madrid played the first leg of the last 16 Champions League 2020/2021 facing Atalanta. The match was held at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia Stadium, Thursday (25/2/2021) in the morning WIB.
The home team was forced to play with 10 players from the 17th minute. Remo Feuler received a red card for his foul on Vinicius Junior.
Even so, Madrid’s front lines were unable to dismantle Atalanta’s defense in the first 45 minutes. Marco Asensio et al failed to score again when the match entered the second half.
Finally, the goal Madrid was waiting for was created in the 86th minute. Starting from Toni Kroos’ short corner to Luka Modric, the ball was then given to Mendy.
The Madrid left-back had time to control the ball from Modric, before shooting the ball straight from outside the penalty box with his right foot. The ball rushed into Atalanta’s goal without being dammed by Pierluigi Gollini.
Shot Mendy was the only attempted kick he did during the match against Atalanta. But the result was accurate and became Madrid’s 1-0 victory goal over The Goddess.
This will be the second goal Ferland mendy with Madrid in all competitions for the 2020/2021 season. Even more great, the goal against Atalanta was shot with the left-handed player’s weakest leg.
Victory Real Madrid in Bergamo is a positive asset for the winner of 13 Champions League titles to be able to advance to the next round. The real will meet Atalanta again in the second leg on March 17 at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
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