Real Madrid and Manchester City face new tests in the first game of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
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Atalanta vs Real Madrid
Monchengladbach vs Man. City
Can Atalanta upset Real Madrid?
On paper, there is no competition: Atalanta, in only its second UEFA Champions League campaign versus 13 times European champions. However, La Dea stands out in creating bigger problems from the side: they beat Liverpool 2-0 in the group stage, and eliminated the other Spanish team, Valencia, in the last 16 of the finals last season. chief Zinédine Zidane.
Gladbach comes out to break the magic of the city
Gladbach have failed to win four group stage meetings with City in recent seasons (D1 L3), but can take courage from history in their first draw in the UEFA Champions League knockout league. Back in 1978/79, the draws eliminated City on their way to winning the 1978/79 UEFA Cup. City intimidates opponents who have been stingy in the house, but home boss Marco Rose still doesn’t admit, “It’s a big challenge, of course, but we’re still looking forward to it.”