Atalanta 4-1 Valencia: “Phenomenon” put a foot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2019/20

According to the latest football results, Atalanta vs Valencia Direct: After excelling in the group stage despite losing the first 3 matches, Atalanta wrote the fairy tale when crushed Valencia to 4-1 in the first leg of the 1/8 Champions League round of 2019 / 20. This jubilant victory helped the Italian representative consider it as a foot in the quarter-finals.

Squad

Atalanta: Gollini, Toloi, Palomino, Caldara (Zapata, 75 ‘), Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens, Pasalic (Tameze, 91’), Ilicic y Alejandro Gómez (Malinovski, 80 ‘).

Valencia: Doménech, Wass, Mangala, Diakhaby, Gayá, Ferran Torres, Parejo, Kondogbia, Soler, Guedes (Cheryshev, 64 ‘) y Maxi Gómez (Gameiro, 73’).

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As expected of the most powerful attack in Serie A today (63 goals in 24 matches), the Atalanta strikers soon put Valencia under pressure. Facing diverse play, speed and the way up the ball from many sides of the home team, the Spanish team quickly revealed many gaps.

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In the 16th minute, Atalanta opened the scoring from a cross attack. After Alejandro Gomez crosses the ball into the 5m50 area, Hans Hateboer ran Jose Gaya into the goal.

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Atalanta (black and blue shirt) takes full advantage of the home court in the first leg
Atalanta (black and blue shirt) takes full advantage of the home court in the first leg

Valencia also had a chance, but Ferran Torres and Goncalo Guedes wasted it before goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini. Three minutes before the end of the first half, they had to pay the price with the second goal. After a moment of hesitation in the Valencia defense, Josip Ilicic broke through between four defenders into the top corner to make the score 2-0.

Losing two goals in the first half put great pressure on Valencia. With the rise after the break, the Spanish team could not avoid being tortured.

57th minute, Valencia crafts again made a mistake. Freuler comfortably took a shot from outside the penalty area to beat goalkeeper Domenech, increasing the score to 3-0. Less than five minutes later, Atalanta scored again with Hateboer’s offside trap.

Valencia could do no more than a goal-scoring table for the second leg. Midfielder Denis Cheryshev reduced the lead to 1-4 at 66th minute with a low shot from outside the area.

Follow the latest football results, losing 1-4 in the first leg, Valencia was forced to hope for a miracle in the second leg at home. Meanwhile, Atalanta is full of opportunities to enter the quarterfinals for the first time attending.

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In the recent two seasons, Atalanta has emerged as a new power in Serie A. Last season, coach Gasperini and his players finished at third position and also was the team with the most goals (77), thereby winning the ticket attending the Champions League next season.

This season, Atalanta is still maintaining that position. After 24 rounds, they are ranked fourth ie still eligible for Champions League. In addition, they continue to lead Serie A in the number of goals (63), 17 more than Ronaldo’s Juventus. The excellence of the trio of Gomez, Ilicic, Zapata is an important reason why Atalanta is playing very well. In addition, it is also necessary to mention the deep pressing play that Gasperini built to turn Atalanta into the most fearsome attacking machine in Italy.

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But going to the European playground is a different story. Remember that with the latest football results, in the Champions League group stage this season, Atalanta had a terrible start when losing 0-4 to Dinamo Zagreb and lost 1-5 to Man City in the first 2 turns.

Atalanta 4-1 Valencia
Atalanta 4-1 Valencia

Exactly, after the first 4 rounds, Atalanta won only 1 point. At that time, nobody thought Atalanta will have tickets for the 1/8 round but a miracle happened. Winning in the last 2 matches, the stumbling of the competitors helped Gasperini’s army spectacularly upstream to overcome the group stage. However, not so that Atalanta is more appreciated in the Champions League, the arena always promotes experience as well as bravery.

While Atalanta has played only so far … 42 matches in European cups (including the Europa League). This is the 7th season in Atalanta’s history to step out into Europe.

On the Valencia side, this time they are not in the high form: losing the last 2/3 matches Tonight, the Spanish representative also lost the pair of central defenders Paulista (suspended) and Garay (injury). However, Valencia outperformed Atalanta in the bravery of the major matches thanks to the rich battle experience.

In the group stage, follow the latest football results, Valencia had to face the Premier League giant, Chelsea and the richest Dutch club that last season to the semi-finals, Ajax (the other was Lille then ranked bottom of the table). But Valencia still has excellent tickets to go on. In particular, the Spanish representative won Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and drew the Blues in the second leg.

At the end of the group stage, Valencia defeated Ajax in the Netherlands to officially win tickets for the 1/8 round. Also do not forget the last 2 matches in La Liga that must meet Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga, Valencia unbeaten (win 1). Those were matches that showed Valencia’s bravery was impossible to underestimate.