Yesterday the match between Atalanta and Villarreal was suspended, in which both teams played the remaining place in their group that gave access to the knockout stages of the Champions League due to the dense snow that fell in Bergamo, the city where Atalanta plays . UEFA decided that it should be played today, and without snow, the match was played with great intensity.
The match pitted two teams who wanted to have the ball, which gave the match an aura of the end in which the players went for everything. The start of the confrontation was vibrant, and although Atalanta gave the feeling of having more of the ball, it was Villarreal who struck first through Danjuma. The goal gave Villarreal peace of mind since, if the draw was worth it, with the victory they saw one foot inside the eighth.
The first half we found a very solid Villarreal who kept possession, but also came out quickly against it. Thanks to this, he was able to put the 0-2 before the break through Capoué. With this result, the yellow submarine practically certified the pass to the second round except for a catastrophe in the second half, and it was about to happen.
Villarreal scored as soon as the second half started, again through Danjuma, but Atalanta, with pride and good football, submitted a Villarreal who lacked the courage to punish the stakes of the Italian team. This caused Atalanta to score in 71st through Malinovskyi and made the Groguet team nervous. The Italians scored again in the 81st and dominated all the statistics in the second half, but Villarreal knew they still had to score another two goals to lose qualification, so they tried to defend and lose time until the referee whistled the final and confirmed the 2-3 that gives the victory and the pass to the second round at Villarreal.
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