After the defeats suffered by Spanish clubs, in the first leg of the Champions League final in their stadiums, French coach Zinedine Zidane led his team to a precious victory against Atalanta in his stronghold of Bergamo.

Real Madrid put forward in the quarter-finals of the same ears, before facing the second leg at alfredo Di Stéfano in the middle of next month.


A tough challenge.

Although Real Madrid has not shown their best, Zidane remains relatively excused under the curse of injuries that have hit nine players, notably Benzema, Ramos, and Carvajal.

Despite the absences, Zidane managed to overcome this difficult challenge, coming close to snatching the card to qualify for the quarter-finals.

After winning four consecutive la Liga victories, Zizou added a fifth victory over Atalanta, putting an end to the difficult period that exposed him and the team to great criticism for the lackluster performance in several matches.

These victories will restore a little calm within Real Madrid, especially after talking about the possibility of Zidane's departure at the end of the season, and the elimination of some players in the summer.

With some players likely to be reunited in the coming weeks, the biggest focus will be on the competition for La Liga, especially as the derby against the leader at Atlético is coming to an end at the beginning of March.


New history

The victory over Atalanta in Italy was tantamount to continuing to write a new history for Real Madrid, who suffered in their encounters against Italian teams at home.

Real Madrid has lived nearly 60 years of suffering in Italian stadiums, with only four wins in 30 games.

Real Madrid has won six consecutive encounters in Italy, since Zidane took over in 2016, starting with Roma, Napoli, Juventus, Roma again, Inter Milan, and finally Atalanta.