The Italians were ruthless and made the most of their opportunities leaving Valencia on the verge of elimination.
Atlanta took charge of the match, from the sound of the whistle playing with intensity and pressure at the Stadio Atleti Azzuri d’Italia.
The Spanish club, Valencia conceded an early goal courtesy of Hans Hateboer in the 16th minute of the game.
Just before the end of the second half Josip Ilicic added another in the 42nd minute to the surprise of everybody, He has now scored 16 goals in all competition this season.
In the 57th minute, Remo Freuler added another goal to put the game beyond the reach of their opponent, with a curling strike past Jaume Domenech.
Hans Hateboer scored his second of the night and Atlanta’s fourth, this leaves Valencia having to do the hard work, for them to have any hope of progressing to the next round.
Valencia scored a consolation goal in the 66th minutes, courtesy of the Russian Danny Cheryshev, two minutes after coming in as a substitute. The Spanish side almost got a second goal in quick succession but was denied by Pierluigi Gollini as he blocked Danny Cheryshev’s close-range effort to maintain the scoreline.
The other game of the night saw Redbull Leipzig take an advantage into the second leg of this fixture after 1-0 lead over Tottenham hotspurs at White hart Lane England.
The German team dominated possession and controlled the midfield, creating many chances during the game, especially in the First half when Hugo Lloris was needed by Tottenham to make saves.
The first half ended goalless, with both teams having much to do in the second half.
In the 55minutes of the match, Konrad Laimer was brought down in the penalty box by Ben Davies. RB Leipzig star player, Timo Warner stepped up and converted the penalty kick from the spot given Redbull Leipzig the much-needed Advantage, this was the striker’s seventh goal of all his champions league goals away from home.
Jose Mourinho’s men could do little, No thanks to the absence of his injured strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Giovani Lo Celso forced RB Leipzig goalkeeper, peter Gulacsi to a great save as his free-kick was tipped over the post, which summed up Jose Mourinho’s Night.
Redbull Lepzing trip to white hart lane can be described as Successful.
Tottenham hotspurs will need a good result away from home to overturn the game, just like they did in the last year Semifinal match against Ajax.