Europe – Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
Real Madrid has had an unusual season so far in every sense of the word. The swag and dominance with which they operate in Laliga that has been dubbed a two team league belonging to Real and Barcelona has suddenly disappeared as they continues to pull ahead despite their unimpressive display. They only managed to snatch a win in extra time against Elche in their last league match. This display summarizes their season so far and it is only a miracle that they are still in contention for the league title and in the Champions League. Real Madrid won 5 of their last 7 matches and 2 matches ended in a draw.
Atalanta has won 5 of their last 7 matches and lost 2 matches. Their mid-level position on the Serie A table does not really do justice to how they started in the league this season as they have displayed a level of inconsistency in performance. They got a 3-1 victory against Spezia in the league that last term.
Real Madrid will go into this clash with a one goal advantage secured during their visit to Atalanta in the first leg of the fixture where they posted a 0-1 victory over their rival back in in February 2021.
Real Madrid have played 3, won 2, drawn 0 and lost 1 at home in the Champions League this season,. They have scored 7 goals and conceded 5 with Karim Benzema standing out as top scorer for Real Madrid with 4 goals.
Atalanta on the other hand have played 3, won 3, drawn 0 and lost 0 In matches away from home this season in the Champions League. They have scored 7 goals and have conceded 0. Duván Zapata remains the club’s top scorer with 3 goals.
- Real Madrid’s form in last 5 matches: DDWWW.
- Atalanta’s form in last 5 matches: LWWLW.