The Champions League round of the last sixteen is going on. The first week’s matches have completed. In the 1st leg of the knockout phase, Atalanta got an amazing victory. Now, they are just waiting to confirm their place into the quarter-final of the UCL for the very first time of history. Yes, Italian club Atalanta is going to make history!
In their debut season at the Champions League, Atalanta is passing some amazing time. At the San Siro, the local team destroyed the Spanish club Valencia by a 4 – 1 goal in the first leg of the UCL round of the last sixteen. The team of Gasperini has almost secured their place into the quarter-final. The Spanish club Valencia might not be able to win against Atalanta in the next leg with a bigger difference than current. However, Valencia has not overcome their bad luck in the Champions League. For a long time, they are not getting the victory in the knockout phase of the Champions League away match.
At the San Siro, considering the last seven years, no Italian club could manage any victory in the Champions League knockout round. By playing the speedy football, Atalanta has broken the circle earlier today. Though the same Italian club faced their first three matches defeat in the Champions League group stage. Besides, they could not play their home matches at their home venue at Gewiss Stadium. Because it has failed to fill up the requirement of UEFA for such big competition.
Atalanta 4-1 Valencia FT:
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So, they have to play their home matches 55 km far from their home venue San Siro Stadium. But during the match, it seems that it was their home venue. On the ground, near about 40 thousand fans were there to support their favorite team, Atalanta. In the first half, two goals scorers are Hateboer and Ilicic. In the 57th minute, the best goal of the game was scored by Freuler. With an amazing curve shot, he made the scoreline 3 – 0. Later, Hateboer scored his 2nd goal and so, they have confirmed the big victory against the Spanish club. The six-time La Liga champion Valencia scored a goal in the 66th minute and just reduced the difference.
5 years ago Atalanta finished 17th in Serie A, 3 points off the drop.
Tonight they’ve taken a huge step towards reaching the quarters in their first ever UCL season after hammering European stalwarts Valencia 4-1.
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Cheryshev is the goalscorer for Valencia. Now, the 2nd leg of the round of the last sixteen between them will be staged in next 11th March 2020 at the venue of Valencia.