(EFE) – Frenchman Ferland Mendy’s right-footed shot in the final stretch of the first leg of the Champions League knockout stages gives Real Madrid the win against Atlanta in Bergamo, with 73 more minutes to go before a direct red card to Swiss midfielder Remo Freiler in a match he played.
In the absence of nine footballers, a Real Madrid effort, in the absence of nine footballers, found the goal prize four minutes from the time Mendy found a shot from the front right.
This is the award given to Zinedine Zidane’s team that has not won the Champions League knockout match against Ajax since February 13, 2019. Mendy was a key player in the fight as Swiss midfielder Remo Froiler entered the area in the 17th minute, sending him off with a straight red card, conditioning the game for an attacking team like Atlanta.
For the fourth game in a row, Real Madrid had a clean sheet and did not receive a shot from rival Thibaut Courtois. In the first half the Spanish team was able to overtake with a header from Casimiro, and in the second, before the goal, Vinicius forgave the dive twice and Zidane’s men are on track.