Atalanta goals Valencia (4-1) and Leipzig tombs Tottenham de Mourinho (0-1)
Published:20/02/2020 - 01:09h
Updated:20/02/2020 - 01:09h
Valencia fell thrashed at Atalanta's house (4-1) in a match in which he forgave too many occasions. Mourinho's Tottenham claudicated before a great Leipzig (0-1)
Amazing results on the second night of Champions League this week. Especially for the hard corrective that Valencia took in the Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) in Milan against Atalanta (4-1). The Italian team was much more effective than the team trained by Albert Celades, which had very clear opportunities but could only take advantage of one.
The score was opened by Atalanta in the 16th minute, after a shot by Hateboer in the center of Alejandro Gómez. Valencia responded with a clear occasion repelled by the stick and the 'neroazzurro' box did not forgive with an Ilicic goal from outside the area to the edge of the break. Somewhat hard psychologically, although the worst was yet to come in the second half.
After the break, Atalanta continued to take advantage of the occasions that were falling from his side and sewing the Valencian goal based on goals. First Feuler, with a threaded shot from the front of the area, and then Hateboer completing his double put the four in the Italian locker. Cheryshev made the goal of honor for Valencia, which failed three very clear chances in the goal.
Bath of the Leipzig to a shrunk Tottenham
José Mourinho had to face the knockout stages of the Champions League with two important obstacles: the first, a Leipzig that plays like angels and has enough impudence to stand up to any opponent; the second, the very important casualties of Harry Kane and Son. The result is in sight: bath of the Germans to the English, who will need more than luck to overcome.
The Nagelsmann team took the new White Hart Lane with great naturalness and the strange thing is that it only took one goal ahead of the lap. Leipzig began to dominate the game from the beginning and had clear chances to score, although the German goal would not come until the 58th minute, when Timo Werner transformed a penalty kick.
Leipzig continued to generate chances to have scored the second goal, but this did not come and Tottenham, in the purest Mourinho style, could have tied in the final stretch. A shot to the stick of Lo Celso and a last arreón could have put the tables, but in the end nothing and no one spoiled the beautiful European night of the dreamer German box.