Atalanta Real Madrid Player Ratings: Mendy to the Rescue

Remo Freuler's early red card changed the outcome of the match indefinitely, as the Italians shifted into survival mode for the rest of the match, and they almost sealed an precious draw, if it wasn't for Ferland Mendy's late stunner. So here are our player ratings for the European clash between Atalanta and Real Madrid. 

Champions League Round of 16: Atalanta – Real Madrid Official Lineups

In the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, Gian Piero Gasperini's Atalanta are ready to receive the most prestigious opponents of all - 13-time European Champions Real Madrid. The official lineups for both clubs have been just released, confirming what was expected: Gasperini will resort to an all-Colombian attack with Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel.

Why Atalanta Might Be Italy’s Greatest Hope in Champions League

Italian clubs started the knockout stages on the wrong foot. Juventus and Lazio both lost their first leg encounters in the round of 16 against Porto and Bayern Munich respectively. Therefore, will Atalanta once again act as the main flagbearer of the Calcio world in the Champions League?

Champions League Round of 16 – 1st Leg Preview and Expected Lineups

After a thrilling midweek full of surprising results, the knockout stage is set to resume with another four exciting contests. Two Italian underdogs will be pitted against a couple of the biggest clubs in the the competition's history. So let's take a closer look into the four upcoming matches in our Champions League Round of 16 )first leg) preview and expected lineups.