Real Madrid has once again ranked among the top eight in the Champions League, after eighth finals against Ajax and Manchester City in previous seasons. The Royal started with a 1-0 lead in the return duel with Atalanta Bergamo and played the diptych without any problems.
During the first half hour, not much happened at the training complex of Real Madrid, except for an early opportunity for Robin Gosens. The home team checked the game and waited for the chances it would get. In the course of the first half, Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello decided to lend a hand. He handed the ball in to Luka Modric, who could then put Karim Benzema into position: 1-0.
GOAL! Benzema shoots Real Madrid ahead of a mistake by Atalanta goalkeeper Sportiello: 1-0! 🎯 #veronicainside #UCL #RMAATA pic.twitter.com/U6FM99nupq
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The guests from Bergamo were able to write a shot opportunity for Ruslan Malinovskiy for rest and saw a promising attack go up in smoke, when Danny Eekie whistled for rest. Shortly after Vinícius Júnior had decided a solo of his own half with a miserable miss, the arbitrator from Dordrecht made another decision that fell in favor of The Royal: that same Vinícius went over Rafael Tolóis leg in the sixteen metres and Eekie pointed to the dot. Sergio Ramos finally decided the diptych: 2-0.
Ramos just returned from a serious injury immediately asked for a change and saw from the side how it was still exciting. Atalanta started confusion during a free kick — a three-headed wall stood up before the ball and then ran towards the Real Madrid Wall — and Luis Muriel passed Thibaut Courtois: 2-1. La Dea needed two more goals to stunt, but the home team set immediately put things in order. Marco Asensio found the short corner and recorded the 3-1 final position.