All the information you need to know on how and where to watch Atalanta host Real Madrid at Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo) on 24 February at 21:00 CET.
Atlanta will welcome Real Madrid at Gewiss Stadium for the first leg of a very interesting Champions League round of 16 encounter.
The match comes at a good moment for the Italian side, as they are sitting fifth in the Serie A standings and have achieved two wins and one draw in their last three league games.
Atalanta, a 'Real' threat
In their last game, Atalanta defeated Napoli (4-2), an opponent they had previously faced and beaten in the Italian Cup to qualify for the final, where they will play against Juventus.
In Champions League, Gian Piero Gasperini's side finished second in Group D to book their spot in the knockout stages. The Italian outfit will try to improve last season’s performance in the European competition that ended with a quarter-final last-minute loss to finalists Paris Saint-Germain.
Madrid keep winning in LaLiga, but they struggle in Europe
Meanwhile, their rivals Real Madrid go into the match in good shape, as they have shown in LaLiga, where they have won their last four matches to reach the second place in the standings, with 52 points, just three behind leaders Atlético Madrid, who have one game in hand.
However, ‘Los Blancos’, who have had an impressive success in Champions League over the last years, are showing many weaknesses this season. The proof is that Shakhtar Donetsk beat Zinedine Zidane’s men twice in the group stage and Madrid had to battle until the very end to go through.
Hateboer, unavailable for the Italians
Hans Hateboer is the only injury concern for Atalanta. Cristian Romero and Berat Djimsiti, with two bookings apiece, could miss out on the second leg so José Luis Palomino could feature from the start to replace one of them.
Gasperini will have to decide who will play behind the untouchables Zapata and Muriel. This time, Josip Ilicic could be the chosen one ahead of Matteo Pessina.
Zidane, without key players Ramos and Benzema
As for Real Madrid, the injury situation is way worse and the last player to miss out the encounter is key forward Karim Benzema.
Besides him, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Eder Militao, Daniel Carvajal and Federico Valverde are also unavailable, while Casemiro is one yellow card away from a suspension.
What time does the Atalanta vs Real Madrid match start?
The 2020/2021 Champions League match between Atalanta and Real Madrid will be played at Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo) and will kick off at 21:00 CET on Wednesday 24 February 2021.
That's 20:00 in the UK, 15:00 ET and 12:00 PT.
Find out what time Atalanta v Real Madrid gets underway where you are in the world.
Where can I watch Atalanta vs Real Madrid?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Atalanta vs Real Madrid match is available on here.
Spain: Movistar+, Mitele Plus, Movistar Liga de Campeones.
Italy: Sky Sport 252, SKY Go Italia, Sky Sport Uno, NOW TV.
United Kingdom: BT Sport 3, BT Sport App, BTSport.com.
United States: SiriusXM FC, TUDNxtra, UniMás, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, TUDN App, CBS All Access, ZonaFutbol, Univision NOW.
Is the Atalanta vs Real Madrid game online?
Atalanta-Real Madrid is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or Ios/Android app to watch it on.
For example, CBS Sports Network has the rights of the Champions League for the US and you can watch the games on CBS All Access.
Atalanta vs Real Madrid: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.