THE STAR OF ATALANTA WAS INJURED
Other stroke of luck for Madrid in the Champions: Duván Zapata was injured
Published:25/02/2021 - 07:37h
Updated:25/02/2021 - 14:03h
Real Madrid had it all in their face against Atalanta and in addition to playing against 10 for almost the entire match they were also lucky enough not to have to face their great star. Duván Zapata was injured and had to be substituted after half an hour
The Real Madrid could not have it simpler against the Atalanta in this gone of eighth of final of Champions League. The madridistas, in spite of arriving 'touched' by his worrisome plague of injuries, had the fortune to see like the meeting put them very of face to the 11 minutes of game. The referee decided to leave with ten to the Italians by a controversial action of Freuler on Ferland Mendy and the duel changed since.
The merengues had more than an hour of superiority to finish winning with a lot of more difficulties of the expected to a group of Bérgamo that held until the 80 and many of party, when Mendy put the balloon near of the square with a derechazo so spectacular like surprising. A golazo of book from out of the area to give him the triumph to his team and encarrilar the eliminatory.
But a lot before that so much, to the Madrid went back him to smile the luck with the injury of the big referent of the ones of Gasperini up. Duván Zapata, the big star of the Atalanta after the course of the Papu Gómez and his maximum goleador these last campaigns, had to leave of the field for misfortune of his before the first half hour. A drama for the Italians, that in less than 30 minutes remained with one less and without his '9'.
The Colombian suffered a prick after a powerful career and asked the change almost immediately so that the injury did not go to greater. By him it went in Mario Pasalic, physical midfield player, to complete a centre of the field 'touched' after the expulsion of Freuler. With this variation the ones of Bérgamo lost mordiente and presence up, something that caused that the whites were even more owners of the ball and of the crash.
With Zapata in the field, perhaps the Madrid had suffered something more in the contras and had had to be more slope to defend that to attack. The powerful physicist of the forward allows him play well to the space and also hold the spherical of backs to goal to give a break to his mates. Besides, has a lot of goal, something that in Champions can mark the difference.
Enésimo Stroke of luck of the Madrid in Europe
The of Duván is the enésimo stroke of luck of the madridistas in League of Champions in shape of injury. Before, against the Liverpool in the final of 2018, for example, also went lesionado Mohammed Salah, the big star of the Liverpool. Also they had luck the merengues with the drop of Neymar Jr in the eliminatory against the PSG of 2017. It will be necessary to see if in the turn can play the Colombian to try guide to his team to the traced back.