Missing Players and team news:
Real Madrid huffed and puffed and were eventually rewarded with a first leg 1-0 win over 10-man Atalanta last week after Ferland Mendy netted the winner with four minutes to go. Following a four-match clean sheet run, Los Blancos need to be wary of conceding against the Italian outfit here having shipped in each of their last three. Atalanta have it all to do in Spain and the absence of Remo Freuler doesn’t aid their cause. They can at least call upon their solid away record this term, with a 1-0 loss at Inter last time out just their second defeat on the road in 2020/21. Real Madrid have needed late goals to secure a positive result in their last four matches and this never-say-die attitude should help the LaLiga side into the next round of the Champions League.