Second half

  • +3' 90' It's the final whistle at the Gewiss Stadium. It was a great performance from Atalanta anyway.
  • 86' Real take the lead through Mendy.
  • 85' Double substitution Atalanta: on Palomino and Malinovskyi, off Mæhle and Iličić.
  • 76' Double substitution Real Madrid: on Hugo Duro and Arribas, off Isco and Asensio.
  • 71' Yellow card for Gosens.
  • 57' Substitution Real Madrid: on Mariano Diaz, off Vinicius Junior.
  • 56' Substitution Atalanta: on Iličić, off Muriel.
  • 55' Yellow card for Mendy.
  • 54' Modric's cross is for Vinicius but Toloi gets in the way!
  • 48' Modric's shot skims the post after being deflected by Mæhle.
  • 46' 2nd half started! NEVER GIVE UP!!!

First half

  • +3' 45' A strong first half, all square at the break.
  • +1' 45' Gollini instinctively parries Casemiro's header.
  • 41' Djimsiti's block is DECISIVE as he deflects Vinicius' shot over.
  • 38' Isco manages to turn inside the box but his finish is deflected for a corner by Toloi.
  • 30' Substitution Atalanta: on Pašalić, off Zapata.
  • 23' Yellor Card for Casemiro.
  • 17' Red card for Freuler.
  • 1' Kick-off in #Bergamo! C'MON NERAZZURRI!!
  • 1' Before kick-off, a moment of silence was observed in memory of Willy Braciano Ta Bi, Lamberto Leonardi and to all those who have passed away due to Covid-19.

UEFA Champions League

GEWISS STADIUM | BERGAMO

24 February 2021 | 21:00

A great Atalanta side capitulate on 86

Nerazzurri down to 10 on 17, Mendy with the winner

In the first leg of the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League Round of 16, Real Madrid win 1-0 at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, with the Nerazzurri down to ten men from 17.

Atalanta wore black armbands: there was a minute’s silence before kick-off in memory of two former Atalanta players Ta Bi and Leonardi, who recently disappeared. It was also remembered the anniversary of the first victim of Covid-19 in Bergamo, with a though addressed to all victims of this damned virus.

It was a balanced start as the Nerazzurri tried to burst into the Spanish side’s box. But in the 17th minute, there was a key incident: Freuler fouled Mendy on the edge of the box and that was judged as a clear goalscoring opportunity according to the referee. The Atalanta midfielder was sent off amid the Nerazzurri protest. Ten against eleven, the Nerazzurri held on well and played with courage and generosity. Pašalić came on for injured Zapata on 30. Real got dangerous on 32 with a Nacho effort sent wide and Isco’s shot deflected for a corner. The best chance was one minute later with Vinicius who was denied by Djimsiti. Muriel got dangerous on 41 when his right-foot shot from the edge of the box was inches wide. Just before half-time, Gollini parried Casemiro’s header from seven yards.

The second half began with a thrill: Modric’s effort was deflected by Mæhle inches wide. On 53 Gosens deflected Vinicius’ shot from inside the area over. Real attacked but the Nerazzurri defended themselves with order and only allowed shots from outside the box. From one of these, in the 86th minute, however, the visitors’ lead came with a curler by Mendy.

0 - 1
  • 86' MENDY
    • 95 gollini
    • 2 toloi
    • 3 maehle
    • 85'
    • 8 gosens
    • 17 romero
    • 19 djimsiti
    • 11 freuler
    • 15 de roon
    • 32 pessina
    • 9 muriel
    • 56'
    • 91 zapata
    • 29'
    • 31 rossi
    • 57 sportiello
    • 4 sutalo
    • 13 caldara
    • 40 ruggeri
    • 59 miranchuk
    • 7 lammers
    • 6 palomino
    • 85'
    • 18 malinovskyi
    • 86'
    • 72 ilicic
    • 86'
    • 88 pasalic
    • 29'
    • 1 courtois
    • 5 varane
    • 6 fernandez iglesias
    • 23 mendy
    • 1
    • 8 kroos
    • 10 modric
    • 11 asensio
    • 76'
    • 14 casemiro
    • 17 vazquez
    • 22 alarcon suarez
    • 76'
    • 20 paixao de oliveira junior
    • 57'
    • 13 lunin
    • 26 altube
    • 32 chust garcia
    • 35 gutierrez
    • 31 blanco
    • 30 arribas calvo
    • 76'
    • 24 diaz mejia
    • 57'
    • 34 duro perales
    • 76'
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 5
    • 1
    • 3
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 4
    • 0
    • Goal scored
    • Total attempts
    • Shots on target
    • Shots off target
    • Penalties
    • Assists
    • Crosses
    • Corners
    • Decisive interventions
    • Yellow cards
    • Red cards
    • Offsides
    • Saves
    • Substitutions
    • Replacements
    • Hit woodwork
    • 1
    • 16
    • 5
    • 11
    • 0
    • 13
    • 9
    • 7
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 3
    • 3
    • 0
Gian Piero Gasperini Lines up
Substitutes
Zinedine Zidane Lines up
Substitutes

Referees

  • Referee: stieler

  • Assistants: gittelmann, beitinger

  • Fourth official: scharer

  • V.A.R.: bastian dankert

  • A.V.A.R: millot

  • 13 Mattia Caldara
  • 15 Marten de Roon
  • 19 Berat Djimsiti
  • 11 Remo Freuler
  • 95 Pierluigi Gollini
  • 8 Robin Gosens
  • 72 Josip Iličić
  • 7 Sam Lammers
  • 3 Joakim Mæhle
  • 18 Ruslan Malinovskyi
  • 59 Aleksej Miranchuk
  • 9 Luis Muriel
  • 6 José Luis Palomino
  • 88 Mario Pašalić
  • 32 Matteo Pessina
  • 17 Cristian Romero
  • 31 Francesco Rossi
  • 40 Matteo Ruggeri
  • 57 Marco Sportiello
  • 4 Boško Šutalo
  • 2 Rafael Toloi
  • 91 Duván Zapata