Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Manchester United and Atalanta go head to head at Old Trafford in a highly-anticipated Champions League game. The Red Devils quickly bounced back from a shocking loss to Young Boys, with the team beating Villarreal thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s late header. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-2 loss to Leicester at the weekend, meaning that the Norwegian tactician feels pressure ahead of the visit of Atalanta.
Fit-again attacker Marcus Rashford is pushing for a start, while Edinson Cavani and Fred return from international duties. Both Raphael Varane and Amad Diallo are sidelined with injuries. The Orobici, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Young Boys, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Rafael Toloi has joined the likes of Djimsiti, Gosens, Hateboer, and Pessina in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Cristiano Ronaldo):
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the world’s best football players. The Portuguese ace was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira and he played for the likes of Andorinha, Nacional and Sporting during his youth career. CR7 made his Sporting debut in Primeira Liga on 7 October, 2002, scoring two goals in a 3-0 win over Moreirense.
Manchester United scouts spotted him and one year later he joined the Old Trafford outfit. Ronaldo became the most expensive teenager in the history of the Premier League and he received the number 7 shirt. He quickly established himself as the team’s key player and it has to be noted that he won three consecutive Premier League trophies with the Red Devils (2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009). In 2008 he helped the Old Trafford outfit beat Chelsea in the Champions League final, scoring for Alex Ferguson’s troops in the regular time.
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 and he helped the Spanish giants with two Champions League trophies. In 2016 he won the European Championship trophy with Portugal. The Real Madrid ace has two Golden Ball awards (2013, 2014).
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.