On the pitch tonight Real Madrid-Atalanta and Manchester City-Borussia Mönchengladbach, round of 16 of the Champions League
Selling your skin dearly, but with your feet on the ground: Atalanta's imperative on the eve of a new page in history.
"We could put the bus in front of the door, but it is not our philosophy. If we got to play with Real Madrid, the access to the quarters was thanks to our offensive potential", the premise of Gian Piero Gasperini presenting the eighth from Valdedabas. return of the Champions League.
No attacks with our heads down, but reasoning: "We face it with the spirit of those who want to be competitive and to stay inside the game as much as possible. Our chances pass from the ability to contain Real: that is the basis for putting something in it. more - remarks the Nerazzurri coach -. We cannot think of being able to win at all costs, it would be presumptuous. We want to contain them and propose ourselves: we will enter to play our game with our ideas trying to have a good start. We will have to know how to read the development of the game".
Probable formations of Real Madrid-Atalanta, return of the second round of the Champions League.
Real Madrid (3-5-2): 1 Courtois;
5 Varane, 4 Sergio Ramos, 6 Nacho;
17 Lucas Vazquez, 8 Kroos, 15 Valverde, 10 Modric, 23 Mendy;
9 Benzema, 20 Vinicius.
(13 Lunin, 26 Altube, 3 Militao, 12 Marcelo, 22 Isco, 11 Asensio, 25 Rodrygo, 34 Hugo Duro).
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): 57 Sportiello;
2 Toloi, 17 Romero, 19 Djimsiti;
3 Maehle, 15 De Roon, 32 Pessina, 8 Gosens;
9 Muriel, 91 D. Zapata.
(31 Rossi, 95 Gollini, 6 Palomino, 13 Caldara, 40 Ruggeri, 41 Ghislandi, 18 Malinovskyi, 59 Miranchuk, 72 Ilicic, 7 Lammers).
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Ola) Snai odds: 2,10;