Real Madrid will be aiming to take a step closer towards qualification to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals when they lock horns with Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium tonight.
Zinedine Zidane and his men made it hard for themselves in the group stages of the Champions League but ultimately were able to qualify to the knockout stages as Group B winners.
Heading into Wednesday’s game, Los Blancos have put together a four-game winning run, most recently beating Real Valladolid 1-0 despite all their injury problems.
The Serie A outfit, 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.
This will be the first time ever that Atalanta and Real Madrid take on each other in a competitive setting.
Atalanta Vs Real Madrid Lineup
Atalanta XI (3-4-1-2): Gollini, Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti, Maehle, Roon, Freuler, Gosens, Pessina, Muriel, Zapata
Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois, Vázquez, Varane, Nacho, Mendy, Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Asensio, Júnior
Kick off is at 21:00 (GMT +1).
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