Real Madrid 3-1 Atalanta (agg 4-1): Karim Benzema scores his 70th Champions League goal as Zinedine Zidane’s side book their place in the quarter-finals with Sergio Ramos and Marco Asensio also on target against the Italians
- Real Madrid beat Atalanta to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League
- Karim Benzema scored his 70th Champions League goal to make it 1-0
- Sergio Ramos then added a penalty to give the hosts a 2-0 victory on the night
- Luis Muriel briefly gave Atalanta hope with a brilliant free-kick in the 83rd minute
- But Marco Asensio scored a minute later to ensure Real’s place in the next round
Real Madrid booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a convincing 3-1 over Atalanta, giving them a 3-0 win on aggregate.
Real took the lead when Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello’s miss-hit clearance went straight to Luka Modric, who laid the ball across to Karim Benzema to finish calmly into the bottom left corner.
The LaLiga side were awarded a penalty when Vinicius Junior drew a trip from Rafael Toloi just inside the box with Sergio Ramos stepping up to convert the spot-kick.
Luis Muriel briefly gave Atalanta hope with a brilliant free-kick in the 83rd minute but Real broke straight from the resulting kick-off as substitute Marco Asensio scored with virtually his first touch after coming on two minutes earlier.
Real Madrid beat Atalanta 3-1 to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals
Karim Benzema gave the Spaniards the lead with his 70th goal in the competition
Sergio Ramos added a second from the penalty spot as Real took control of the tie
The captain dispatched the spot-kick after Vinicius Junior was fouled by Rafael Toloi