Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Manchester City will be looking to keep their 100% record in the Champions League intact when they host Atalanta at their Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Citizens proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against the Serie A outfit.
The Orobici, on the other hand, have been impressive in the Italian top flight of late, but they will have a big fish to fry in the Champions League clash against the star-studded Premier League side. Atalanta are tough to beat at home, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Man City’s party at Etihad Stadium. The Orobici failed to impress in defeats to Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Ilkay Gundogan):
Ilkay Gundogan is a German footballer of Turkish origin who made a name for himself playing for Borussia Dortmund. The skilful midfielder began his professional career at VFL Bochum, but it was at Nurnberg that he was given the opportunity to prove his undoubted potential. He needed just two years to make Germany’s top clubs stand up and take notice and the Millionaires secured his signature for mere €4 million.
That would prove to be a great investment as Gundogan quickly slotted straight into the starting line-up and became a playmaker in the side led by Jurgen Klopp and later Thomas Tuchel. The midfield maestro kept being linked with clubs like Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, but he resisted temptation to leave Borussia Dortmund, winning one Bundesliga trophy with the club and making it to the Champions League final.
Gundogan unfortunately missed the 2014 World Cup finals through injury, but there is still time for the BVB star to make things right and lift a major international trophy with Germany.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A.
The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colors of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.
Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.