Real Madrid, who came to Bergamo severely weakened, only took advantage of the player’s advantage on the pitch, which he enjoyed almost the entire match, achieved a minimal victory and has a good starting point before the return match of the round of 16 of the Champions League against Atalanta. In the Bergamo camp, they were very angry after the match against the referee Tobias Stieler, who, in their opinion, strictly excluded the Swiss Rem Freuler.
They stayed at home with the galaxies Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Eder Militao, Alvaro Odriozola, Sergio Ramos, Rodrygo v Fede Valverde. However, they had more players on the court from the 17th minute after the referee Tobias Stielerexcluded Rem Freuler. This one is supposed toViniciusobstructed a clear opportunity to score, and there was no intervention in the VAR room despite the stern decision. With a player less, Atalanta were much less active in the sequel after threatening the goal in the first quarter of an hourThibauta Courtoisa. The decision fell in the playoffs when he measured with about 22 meters Ferland mendy. The Frenchman scored for the first time in the Champions League. Although the ratio in shots was as much as 18: 2 in favor of Real, the dominance of the Galaxy, despite the player, was no longer so obvious during the match. Real wove a ring around the home goal, but did not win many significant opportunities. Strategist Atalante Gian Piero Gasperini, like the whole Italian camp, he was not satisfied with the trial. To put it mildly … “The exclusion is not the reason for our defeat, but the red card ruined the match. The bitterness remains, as we will never know what would have happened if this exclusion had not taken place,“is for Gazette of Sport asked the strategist of Bergamo. “Too bad this hit received. We fought great, we were just about to even keep the net intact, and then we received that goal. Nothing, heads up, the duel for the quarterfinals is still open. We will arrive in Madrid with our heads held high and our pants down, “was the picturesque Gasperini.
“In its own way, it is even good to have such a result, as we cannot calculate now. We will go to Madrid to win, and if we succeed, we will catch a ranking among the eight. Easy, isn’t it? “Gasperini asked again.”We were hoping for a different outcome, especially for a different match, where we would have equal opportunities, so in the event of a quick exclusion, we took care to get the best possible result. The goal lag seems fine, given the course of the match, but sadness and anger remain because we were not allowed to play.“Gasperini was particularly sick of Mendy’s goal.”He reached for it with his worse leg. He was the first in his career, it seemed to me like he was completely random. I don’t know who was more surprised, him or us. “