It's Champions League time and the hopeful contenders are Atalanta and Real Madrid

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Competition: Europe Champions League
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Gewiss Stadium

Atalanta and Real Madrid will play at least 180 minutes of football to decide who advances from this Champions League 8th Finals battle. Get ready for the first 90 minutes!

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Atalanta and Real Madrid.

These teams have little in common geographically as Real Madrid have to travel 1600 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Atalanta form and stats

Atalanta participated in Champions League the last season, where they reached the quarter-finals.

Overall Serie A stats at home this season for Atalanta are 6-3-3 (wins-draw-losses). This match is a Champions League match, and the hometeam has the total statistics 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in this competition.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Cagliari and winning 1-0.

As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Atalanta have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found four matches with the results: Won two, drawn zero and lost two.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Atalanta as they are travelling to their away game against Sampdoria in the Serie A. That match is four days after this one.

Goals are plentiful at Gewiss Stadium in the league this season as Atalanta has scored 30 goals here in 12 home games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 18 goals have been conceded.

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Real Madrid form and stats

Last season their Champions League adventure ended in the 8th finals against Manchester City.

Real Madrid's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Real Madrid collect 28 points from their 13 away matches in the La Liga. 8 victories and 4 draws have created these points (and only 1 defeat). When we have look at the Champions League statistics, we find 3W-1D-2L. This is both home and away. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Valencia game have they lost an away game, meaning Real Madrid has taken points from eight away matches in a row. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Madrid hope to make it five in this match.

Real Madrid have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. It's been 312 minutes since they last conceded in La Liga.

It's the second away game in a row for Real Madrid, but there's smiles all around after the 1-0 victory versus Real Valladolid in the La Liga last time out. That result followed a home victory 2-0 versus Valencia in the La Liga.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found four similar matches played by Real Madrid in our archives, and the results are: two wins for Madrid, two draws and zero defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy Madrid's attacking play in away games, having scored 22 goals in 13 league matches away. It's not easy to score on Madrid as they have only conceded 12 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

AtalantaL. Muriel Fruto
L. Muriel Fruto
14 goals
Real MadridK. Benzema
K. Benzema
12 goals
AtalantaD. Zapata Banguera
D. Zapata Banguera
9 goals

Atalanta missing players

Real Madrid missing players

Atalanta Real Madrid
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 15   Played P   13 25
13 8   Won W   6 15
9 4   Drew D   4 4
3 3   Lost L   3 6
49 34   Scored S   19 44
28 23   Conceded C   15 25
88% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 96%
80% 93%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   77% 88%
56% 73%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   46% 48%
44% 60%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   31% 28%
28% 40%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   15% 16%
56% 67%   BTTS BTTS   62% 56%
36% 20%   Clean Sheets C S   31% 40%
20% 20%   Failed to Score F T   15% 8%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.6 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.7 1.6
1 1   Red cards R C   0 1
 
15.8 16.4   Shots (avg) S (   13.5 13.8
5.8 6.1   Shots on Target (avg) S O   5.3 5.2
34% 37%   Goal Efficiency G E   28% 35%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Inter 23 16 5 2 57 24 11 9 1 1 32 14 12 7 4 1 25 10 33 53
2 Milan 23 15 4 4 45 28 12 6 3 3 24 18 11 9 1 1 21 10 17 49
3 Roma 23 13 5 5 47 35 12 9 3 0 31 13 11 4 2 5 16 22 12 44
4 Atalanta 23 12 7 4 53 31 12 6 3 3 30 18 11 6 4 1 23 13 22 43
5 Lazio 23 13 4 6 38 30 12 7 2 3 18 14 11 6 2 3 20 16 8 43
6 Juventus 21 12 6 3 41 19 10 7 2 1 20 8 11 5 4 2 21 11 22 42
7 Napoli 22 13 1 8 47 25 11 7 1 3 28 10 11 6 0 5 19 15 22 40
8 Sassuolo 23 9 8 6 37 34 11 3 5 3 15 15 12 6 3 3 22 19 3 35
9 Hellas Verona 23 9 7 7 30 26 11 6 2 3 17 11 12 3 5 4 13 15 4 34
10 Sampdoria 23 9 3 11 33 34 11 5 1 5 19 17 12 4 2 6 14 17 -1 30
11 Genoa 23 6 8 9 26 33 12 4 3 5 18 19 11 2 5 4 8 14 -7 26
12 Bologna 23 6 7 10 30 37 11 4 3 4 19 20 12 2 4 6 11 17 -7 25
13 Udinese 23 6 7 10 25 33 11 3 3 5 9 12 12 3 4 5 16 21 -8 25
14 Fiorentina 23 6 7 10 25 35 12 5 4 3 14 11 11 1 3 7 11 24 -10 25
15 Benevento 23 6 7 10 25 42 12 2 5 5 12 21 11 4 2 5 13 21 -17 25
16 Spezia 23 6 6 11 30 41 11 2 3 6 12 19 12 4 3 5 18 22 -11 24
17 Torino 23 3 11 9 33 41 11 0 7 4 14 19 12 3 4 5 19 22 -8 20
18 Cagliari 23 3 6 14 24 41 12 2 3 7 13 21 11 1 3 7 11 20 -17 15
19 Parma 23 2 8 13 17 45 12 1 5 6 5 20 11 1 3 7 12 25 -28 14
20 Crotone 22 3 3 16 23 52 11 3 1 7 14 22 11 0 2 9 9 30 -29 12
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Madrid 23 17 4 2 45 16 12 9 2 1 26 7 11 8 2 1 19 9 29 55
2 Real Madrid 24 16 4 4 42 19 11 8 0 3 20 7 13 8 4 1 22 12 23 52
3 Barcelona 23 14 5 4 50 22 12 7 4 1 29 13 11 7 1 3 21 9 28 47
4 Sevilla 22 14 3 5 32 16 11 8 1 2 19 7 11 6 2 3 13 9 16 45
5 Real Sociedad 24 11 8 5 41 20 12 5 5 2 22 10 12 6 3 3 19 10 21 41
6 Villarreal 24 8 13 3 33 25 12 5 6 1 18 12 12 3 7 2 15 13 8 37
7 Real Betis 24 11 3 10 32 38 12 6 2 4 16 15 12 5 1 6 16 23 -6 36
8 Levante 24 7 10 7 34 33 12 4 6 2 19 16 12 3 4 5 15 17 1 31
9 Granada 24 8 6 10 29 41 12 6 3 3 17 15 12 2 3 7 12 26 -12 30
10 Athletic Club 23 8 5 10 33 27 12 6 2 4 20 11 11 2 3 6 13 16 6 29
11 Celta de Vigo 24 7 8 9 29 36 11 6 1 4 18 18 13 1 7 5 11 18 -7 29
12 Valencia 24 6 9 9 30 32 12 4 5 3 18 14 12 2 4 6 12 18 -2 27
13 Osasuna 23 6 7 10 22 31 11 4 3 4 13 15 12 2 4 6 9 16 -9 25
14 Cadiz 24 6 7 11 21 40 12 2 4 6 11 21 12 4 3 5 10 19 -19 25
15 Getafe 24 6 6 12 17 30 12 4 3 5 9 9 12 2 3 7 8 21 -13 24
16 Deportivo Alaves 24 5 7 12 20 38 12 3 4 5 10 15 12 2 3 7 10 23 -18 22
17 Eibar 24 4 9 11 19 27 12 1 5 6 6 13 12 3 4 5 13 14 -8 21
18 Elche 22 4 9 9 20 31 12 2 6 4 11 17 10 2 3 5 9 14 -11 21
19 Real Valladolid 24 4 9 11 22 35 12 2 4 6 12 20 12 2 5 5 10 15 -13 21
20 Huesca 24 3 10 11 21 35 12 2 5 5 9 14 12 1 5 6 12 21 -14 19

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The UEFA Champions League is the major international club football tournament in Europe. The competition begins already in late June and lasts for almost a year, ending with the final played in late May or early June. After several qualifying rounds the group stage is where the “true” Champions League begins for many viewers. Eight groups with four teams each battle through six rounds to qualify for the knock-out phase. Then a round of 16, quarterfinals and then semifinals needs to be won before a place in the final is secured.