Real Madrid meets one foot in the knockout stages thanks to Benzema that he scores again with the ‘merengue’ shirt. The French striker opened the account at the cross against Atalanta at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium for the round of 16 of the Champions League. However, the goal came thanks to an error by the Italian team that allowed them to break zero on the scoreboard.
The French forward’s goal came at 34 minutes into the first half. Atalanta was trying to get out of the background when they handed the ball to the goalkeeper, Marco Sportiello. The Italian tried to pass it to a teammate, but handed the ball to the foot of Luka modric, who gave the goal to Benzema for Real Madrid’s 1-0 partial.
Real Madrid receives Atalanta with the mission of closing the qualification to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Those led by Zinedine Zidane defeated Bergamo 1-0 in the first leg, so they must define the classification at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in the round of 16.
The Real Madrid forward is going through a great season wearing the ‘merengue’ shirt. The French attacker bequeathed the Champions League match with a streak of 20 goals in 30 games played this season. In addition, it comes from scoring a double against Elche for LaLiga to closely follow Atlético de Madrid.
Atalanta arrives in Madrid with the mission to overcome the series against the ‘merengue’ team. Those led by Gasperini have accumulated three wins in the last four games and are very well placed in the Serie A standings. Now, they will try to surprise again in the Champions League, after having reached the quarterfinals of the last edition. .