Real Madrid face Atalanta in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 today with a one-goal advantage from the first game played in Italy. The Merengues have a good chance of finishing the job at home and getting through the next stage, which is what everyone expects from them. Here, find out everything there is to know about this exciting soccer match, such as the preview, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Zinedine Zidane's squad is one step closer to the Champions League quarter-finals. While they chase Atlético Madrid for the leadership of La Liga, Real are still on the race for the continental prize, which is the main goal every season at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Atalanta have been one of the most surprising teams in last season's UCL. They demolished Valencia in the Round of 16 to get between Europe's eight best teams and almost beat the powerful PSG, but they fell short in the last minutes of the game. However, Gianpiero Gasperini's side face a tough challenge after losing at home in the first leg, but they have to turn around just a one-goal deficit. It seems difficult, but they'll have the chance to surprise everyone again.
Real Madrid vs Atalanta: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 4 PM (ET)
Location: Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium, Madrid
Real Madrid vs Atalanta: Time by State in the US
ET: 4 PM
CT: 3 PM
MT: 2 PM
PT: 1 PM
Real Madrid vs Atalanta: Storylines
Real Madrid have a good opportunity to seal their place in the next round after leaving Italy with a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Despite that controversial win, they got a close but important difference, that should enable them to get into the quarter-finals once again, after failing to do it last year. The Merengues won eight of their last nine knockout stages when getting a victory in the first leg away.
Atalanta still have one shot to progress in the competition, though. While they sit in fourth place in the Serie A standings, they have one more match to remain in the European tournament. Despite facing a mighty team like Real Madrid, Gianpiero Gasperini's men got used to being the underdogs, and the difference that they have to overcome isn't too big.
However, Los Blancos have won eleven of their last twelve UEFA Champions League matches against Italian teams. But they've failed to win their last four Round of 16 games played on their ground. On the other hand, Atalanta hold an amazing streak of five straight UCL victories on the road.
Real Madrid vs Atalanta: UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Top Scorers
Real Madrid: Karim Bezema (4)
Atalanta: Duván Zapata (3)
How to watch or live stream Real Madrid vs Atalanta in the US
The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg game to be played between Real Madrid and Atalanta at Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN USA, Univision NOW, TUDN App, ZonaFutbol, UniMás, SiriusXM FC, TUDNxtra, TUDN.com, Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network.
Real Madrid vs Atalanta: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers believe the hosts will probably get into the next round. FanDuel has given odds of +105 to a Real Madrid win, while an Atalanta triumph seem less probable at it was given odds of +230. A tie would result in a +270 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel