Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Signal-Iduna-Park when Borussia Dortmund and Atalanta face each other in the Europa League last 32, first leg. The Millionaires failed to impress in the group stages of the Champions League, but they are considered one of main favourites to win the Europa League title. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the club in the January transfer window, with Michu Batshuayi joining the Bundesliga side. Peter Stoger's men aim to get their job done in the first leg and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday's football match. Atalanta have been impressive in the Europa League this term and they are definitely capable of matching Borussia Dortmund, who are not enjoying a season to remember. A lively contest is on the cards and there is every chance the two teams will play out a high-scoring draw at Signal-Iduna-Park.
Highlighted Player (Mario Gotze):
Mario Gotze is a German midfielder, who played for Ronsberg and Eintrach Hombruch during his youth career before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001. He made a great progress during his spell at the Borussia Dortmund’s youth academy and on 21 November, 2009 he made his Bundesliga debut for the Millionaires. Gotze scored 22 goals in 83 league appearances for the club between 2009 and 2013 and he joined Borussia Dortmund’s bitterest rivals Bayern Munich on April, 2013. The German midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, but it has to be noted that he was struggling with injury at the start of the season. Gotze won three Bundesliga trophies with Bayern Munich, but at the end of the 2015/2016 season he returned to Borussia Dortmund. In 2014 he represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and he scored the winner in the final against Argentina. Mario Gotze was born in Memmingen on 3 June, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta Bergamo):
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 colours 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 reacht the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.