Atalanta tried to be brave despite having several casualties prior to their game against Real Madrid but did not avoid being thrashed 3-1 and 4-1 on aggregate, which meant they are now eliminated from the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid took advantage from the first half, with a goal from Karim Benzema (FRA) at 34 ‘, which made the Italian team think that advancing to the second half was still a possibility.
Sergio Ramos (ESP) scored at minute 60 with a penalty. Even then, Atalanta continued fighting and discounted at 83 ‘with a goal from Luis Muriel (COL).
That goal did not help much as just a minute later Marco Asensio (ESP) scored another goal. If it weren’t for goalkeeper Marco Sportiello (ITA), another goal would have scored in compensation.
Real Madrid has a bleak outlook in the pursuit of the La Liga Championship but remains hopeful here. For its part, Atalanta frees itself from this responsibility and will have to endure the onslaught of Napoli, which threatens them for fourth place in Serie A.