Atalanta vs Real Madrid – LIVE La Liga Football Match Reddit Soccer Score Today February 24-02-2021
Atalanta vs Real Madrid live score: Match details
Match: Atalanta vs Real Madrid
Competition: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg
Date: February 24, 2021
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, February 24, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia
Atalanta have been rewarded for their efforts with one of the biggest ties in the club’s illustrious 113-year history, and the Bergamo-based outfit will welcome an injury-hit Real Madrid to Italy with genuine belief that they can get one over the most successful team in Champions League history. La Dea’s maiden Champions League campaign last season ended with quarter-final heartbreak at the hands of beaten finalists Paris Saint-Germain, but Gasperini’s free-scoring charges have not let up this term and managed to qualify in second place from Group D – behind Liverpool, whom they memorably beat at Anfield – and above 2018-19 semi-finalists Ajax.
Real Madrid will be aiming to make it five wins in five games across all competitions when they lock horns with Serie A outfit Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium in the first leg of their 2020/21 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie. Atalanta, meanwhile, finished second in Group D behind Liverpool, losing just one of their six games in the group phase. The last season’s quarter-finalists are in a good run of form, having not lost their last five games in a row, which includes a 4-2 win over Napoli in Serie A. And they will be aiming to extend that run against Real Madrid.
Europe’s most decorated club goes head to head with a side who’ve made a habit of upsetting the elite.
In their illustrious history, Real Madrid have won 92 major honours including 13 UEFA Champions Leagues.
However, the 2014, ’16, ’17 and ’18 winners of this competition may not be at the peak of their powers right now.
Los Blancos only amassed ten points in Group B but still managed to top it, above Borussia Mönchengladbach, Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter.
Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid coach: “We want the side to play like they have done in the Liga of late. We know what kind of game we’ll encounter, and we’re doing things well recently. The dynamic of the side is good and we want that to continue. We’re all in for tomorrow’s game. “We want to do our best and get to the final, of course. Every game at the moment is a ‘final’, and more so if it’s in a knockout competition. We’ve got two tough games, but the focus is on the first one.”