Real Madrid edged Atlanta 4-1 in aggregate to qualify for UEFA Champions League quarter finals whose draw shall be held on Friday at Nyon, Switzerland. Real Madrid won the first leg tie 1-0 courtesy of Benyamin Mendy 86th minute goal hence they needed only a draw to qualify to the stage. The Los Blancos opened the scoring in the 34th minute through Karim Benzema who has scored in each of his last 4 appearances for Real Madrid to force a 1-0 lead at the break. Real Madrid came into the second half more motivated for goals & Sergio Ramos scored a penalty in the 60th minute before Muriel halfed the deficit in the 83rd minute for Atlanta. Marco Assensio scored1 minute later after Real Madrid launched a successful counter-attack to seal a comfortable 3-1 victory.
The Los Blancos joined PSG, Liverpool, Manchester City, Porto & Borrussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals draw as Bayern Munich (leading 4-1vs Lazio) & Chelsea (leading 1-0 vs Atletico Madrid) will be playing tonight to determine who goes through. Real Madrid have turned their focus to defending the Laliga title were they are currently trailing in position 3 with 57 points; 6 points below current leaders Atletico Madrid & 2 points below arch-rivals Barcelona. Real Madrid next 6 fixtures they will face Celta De Virgo (away), Eibar (home), Barcelona (home), Cadiz (away), Real Betis (home) & Getafe (away).
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