Real Madrid against all odds Defeated Atalanta in the first leg of their Champions league Round of 16 match. Real Madrid went to the game with only 12 fit senior team players with the likes of Hazard, Ramos, Marcelo Valverde and others still Injured.
Going into the game, Atalanta were considered as favourites because of the ability to score lots of goals. They have scored 72 goals in all competition in Season more than anyone in the Top 5 league.
Real Madrid however were able to win against the Italian team without conceding any goal. Real Madrid took control of the games after Atalanta were reduced to 10men. In fact, Atalanta had no shot on target throughout the game as Real Madrid kept possession through out the game.
Real Madrid eventually got the winning goal through Ferland Mendy who curled in a shot with his weak foot in the 86th minutes. It was Mendy first goal in the competition and his second goal for Real Madrid this season.
After the game, Mendy was given the Man if the Match Award. See how UEFA and Real Madrid Reacted to this on the Twitter account.
Real Madrid celebrates Varane
Also, Another Real Madrid Defender Raphael Varane reaches a great milestone with the club. The game was his 350th for the club. Varane has won lots of trophies including 4 Champions league since he joined Real Madrid first team. Real Madrid also Congratulated Varane on his achievement
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