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Real Madrid 3-1 Atalanta (agg 4-1): Zinedine Zidane’s side seal Champions League quarter-final place

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

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

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

The captain dispatched the spot-kick after Vinicius Junior was fouled by Rafael Toloi

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