Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Thanks to Mendy’s beautiful goal, Real Madrid defeated ten-man Atalanta 1-0 in Bergamo in the Champions League last 16, first leg. Los Blancos are with one foot in the quarter-finals of the elite competition, but they can’t afford any complacency in Tuesday’s football match. Casemiro remains sidelined through suspension, while Carvajal, Mariano, and Odriazola are all sidelined with injuries. Sergio Ramos, on the other hand, returns to the starting XI after overcoming his injury.
The Orobici, on the other hand, have no other choice but to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg. Since Real Madrid will have a number of opportunities to score on the break, we believe that home win should be considered. Freuler will have to serve his ban in Madrid, while Hateboer remains sidelined with a foot injury. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the Spanish capital.
Highlighted Player (Luka Modric):
Luka Modric is regarded as one of the best central midfielders in world football. The Croatian ace is a product of Dinamo Zagreb’s youth school and it has to be noted that he played 94 league games for the Modri between 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he signed a six-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £16.5 million.
Luka made his Tottenham debut on 16 August, 2008 in a 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium. The Croatian star scored only 13 goals in 127 league appearances for the Spurs, but he is well known for his brilliant passing. In 2012 he signed for Real Madrid for a fee of £30 million and he made his debut against Barcelona in the 2012 Spanish Super Cup, return leg.
Modric quickly established himself as a first-team regular and, no doubt, he helped the capital club win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016). You should bear in mind that he was named Croatian Footballer of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 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.