The 2nd leg of the Champions League round of the last sixteen has started. In the inaugural day, four teams played their 2nd leg. Two winners have confirmed their journey into the next round. Among them, the Italian club Atalanta is the one. Yes, Atalanta confirmed the UCL quarter-final ticket!
By defeating Valencia in the 2nd leg, Atalanta confirmed the UCL quarter-final ticket! Earlier today, at the venue of the Spanish side Valencia, the Italian club won by a 4 – 3 goals. So, now considering the two legs, Atalanta got the ticket with the 8 – 4 goals aggregation.
At the Estadio de Mestalla, Atalanta won the seven goals amazing battle against Valencia. Though it is the home venue of Valencia. But Atalanta scored two goals from the penalty. Just one player Josip Ilicic scored all four goals for the Italian club in the game.
At the venue of Valencia, the Spanish club more aggressively than the Italian club. They dominated the ground as well. If we consider the game data, Valencia possessed the ball 60 per cent. They have taken a total of 16 shots. Seven of them were on the target. In return, out of the eleven shots, Atalanta’s five shots were on the target.
At the venue of the Spanish club, the guest team went ahead in the 3rd minute of the game. Valencia presented the goal to them. Through the penalty, Ilicic scored the goal. Gameiro led the local team returned to the game in the 21st minute. In the 43rd minute, Atalanta got the 2nd penalty and went ahead once again. In the 6th minute of the 2nd half, Gameiro brought balance to the game and in the 67th minute, they went ahead.
But the game did not finish back them. The magic of Ilicic led the guest team ahead at the end. He scored two goals within just nine minutes. So, the Italian side confirmed their ticket into the quarter-final of the Champions League.