2/24, 10:57 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Real Madrid beats Atalanta in first leg of CL round of 16

Real Madrid defeated Atalanta 1–0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's round of 16.

Ferland Mendy scored in the 86th minute after Luka Modric's assist.

In the 18th minute, the referee showed a red card to Atalanta's midfielder Remo Freuler for taking down Real player Vinicius Junior just outside the box after the striker got on the end of a good Real move. In the 38th minute, Modric had a shot from 25 yards but the ball went too far.

In the second half, Vinicius Junior missed a clear shot in the 53rd minute. Atalanta's Robin Gosens got the yellow card in the 71st minute for tackling Lucas Vazquez. Real's Toni Kroos opened fire from way out in the 80th minute but missed.

The second leg will be played on March 16 in Madrid.

Breaking the News / TF