Meski Menang Di Leg Pertama, Zidane Tetap Waspadai Atalanta

Even Though He Won In The First Leg, Zidane Still Wary Of Atalanta

Real Madrid won in the first leg of the last 16 of the European Champions League against Atalanta. This victory clearly increases the chances of Los Blancos to advance to the next round.

The duel was held at Atalanta headquarters at dawn WIB (25/02). Despite playing as a guest team, from the start Real Madrid was more favored to win.

But in fact the Italian Serie A representative really made Real Madrid difficult until finally the first goal was only created by Ferland Mendy at the end of the match, to be precise in the 86th minute.

Los Blancos 1-0 advantage over the host lasted until the game ended. Although the 1-0 victory does not show the identity of Real Madrid itself, this victory is still very important.

In addition to making their task during the second leg easier, it was also because Atalanta had made it difficult for Ramos et al during the match.

The fact is Atalanta itself has only played with 10 people since the 17th minute of the match, following a red card received by one of their players. For this reason, coach Zinedine Zidane is reluctant to guarantee that the second leg will be easier.

“I didn’t expect this match to be easy, because we know Atalanta have a tough physique and they have proven that. We had a tough match even against 10 players, but in the end we were able to score an important goal.”

“It doesn’t mean anything, because we still have to play the second leg and the situation is still 50-50,” Zidane told Sky Sport Italia.

From what was seen in the first leg match earlier, the French manager has confidence that Atalanta will also have the opportunity to present difficulties in the second leg meeting later.

From what was seen in the first leg match earlier, the French manager has confidence that Atalanta will also have the opportunity to present difficulties in the second leg meeting later.

“Atalanta are a team that can make it difficult for us at home. Our performance is normal, but the final result is good. With what we know from them, we know Atalanta are a very good team and the second leg will be difficult,” continued Zidane.

Meanwhile, the second leg duel will take place on March 17, where Real Madrid only need a draw to secure a ticket to the quarter-finals.

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