Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno admits they are missing some key players and Atalanta ‘are very dangerous when attacking.’
The Champions League Round of 16 tie kicks off at 20.00 GMT in Bergamo.
“Of course, we are missing many very important players, but all those who will play belong to Real Madrid and that means they are at the highest level,” Butragueno told Sky Sport Italia.
“They’ve done well so far, we’ll see what happens today. It will be a very difficult match, as Atalanta are a very attacking team who play good football, have scored many goals and won a lot of games, so it’s tough.
“We know in the Champions League that all games are in the balance and Atalanta are very dangerous when attacking. The Champions League is a very special tournament for Real Madrid and its fans, so we will give our all to progress.”