The knockout stages of the Champions League have not started well for Spanish teams. Both Barcelona, Sevilla and Atlético lost in their first leg matches at home, making it difficult for them to go to the next round. Real Madrid want to be the exception and tonight (starting at 9:00 pm) they will seek victory against Atalanta at the Gewiss stadium in Bergamo. The whites, resurrected in LaLiga, have been falling precociously in the first round of the Champions League for two years. Zidane hopes to transfer the solidity of the last weeks in LaLiga (one goal against in four games) to international competition, relying on the only players at his disposal. The coach has not managed to recover any of the 9 injured and faces the match with 11 first-team outfield players, as in the last match against Valladolid.
But today he will find a very different rival to the one he faced last Saturday . Atalanta are one of the most offensive teams in Italy, with a brave game that saw them reach the semi-finals of the Champions League last season. PSG knocked them out with two goals in the last three minutes. This year, Gasperini's men managed to win against Liverpool at Anfield in the group stage. In Serie A, they have accumulated five undefeated matches, having defeated Napoli twice. The Italian coach, who forced the departure of Papu Gómez in winter , has all his players with the exception of Hateboer, the powerful right-hander. Follow the minute by minute of the match live: