UEFA Champions League. Can Valencia do the impossible?

Valencia welcomes Atalanta for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 at the Mestalla by 21:00 CET.

The host will be without their striker Max Gomez and defender Ezequiel Garry, both have been ruled out with injuries.

Spain health ministry announced it wants to avoid large gathering of fans.
Today’s clash which will be played behind closed doors at the Mestalla to constraint the spread of Coronavirus.

The atmosphere which could have been advantageous in aiding the home team turn around the 4-1 deficit to qualify for the next round as they wouldn’t be able to draw energy from their fans to aid them to turn around the tie.

Valencia, are without a win in nine Champions League knock out stage matches and have failed to score three or more goals in champions league since May 2011.

This will be a very high mountain for Valencia to climb today having been victorious in only one of their last 7 matches in all competition.

Valencia coach Albert Celades: “We’ll prepare for the game as well as we can. We’re strong at home and the result from the first leg isn’t a fair reflection of what happened in the game.
“I don’t think we need a miracle to progress – not at all.”

The visiting team Atalanta on the other side are of more advantage qualifying for the next round of the competition as they currently take charge of the tie by a double from Hans Hateboer  and also stunning strikes from Josip Iličić and Remo Freuler as the continue their surprise European tour as the only Italian team to make their group-stage debut in 2019-20.

The big question now is can the Los Che be able to turn around a 4-1 deficit against Atalanta today? 90 minutes will tell, let’s watch out!!!

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