Karim Benzema has scored 21 goals for Real Madrid this season, 15 more than any other player

Real Madrid reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in three seasons with a clinical second-leg performance against Atalanta.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Real doubled their advantage in the tie when Luka Modric pounced on Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello’s poor clearance to square for Karim Benzema to sweep home.

Skipper Sergio Ramos added Real’s second from the penalty spot after Vinicius Junior was cynically tripped just inside the area by Rafael Toloi.

The Italian side pulled one back through Muriel’s marvellous 25-yard free-kick but Marco Asensio’s near-post finish quickly silenced any thoughts of a late fightback.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

Formation 3-5-2

17Vázquez15Valverde10Modric8Kroos23Mendy

9Benzema20Vinícius Júnior

  • 1Courtois
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos

    Substituted forMilitãoat 64’minutes

  • 6NachoBooked at 73mins
  • 17Vázquez
  • 15ValverdeBooked at 39mins

    Substituted forAsensioat 82’minutes

  • 10Modric
  • 8KroosBooked at 77mins
  • 23Mendy
  • 9Benzema
  • 20Vinícius Júnior

    Substituted forRodrygoat 69’minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Militão
  • 11Asensio
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 22Isco
  • 25Rodrygo
  • 26Altube
  • 34Duro

Atalanta

Formation 3-4-2-1

3Maehle32Pessina15de Roon8Gosens

  • 57Sportiello
  • 2ToloiBooked at 58mins

    Substituted forPalominoat 61’minutes

  • 17Romero
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 3Maehle
  • 32Pessina

    Substituted forCaldaraat 84’minutes

  • 15de Roon
  • 8Gosens

    Substituted forIlicicat 57’minutes

  • 18Malinovskiy
  • 88Pasalic

    Substituted forZapataat 45’minutes

  • 9Muriel

    Substituted forAl Miranchukat 84’minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Palomino
  • 7Lammers
  • 13Caldara
  • 31Rossi
  • 40Ruggeri
  • 41Ghislandi
  • 59Al Miranchuk
  • 72Ilicic
  • 91Zapata
  • 95Gollini

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Atalanta 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Atalanta 1.

  3. Attempt saved. Rodrygo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

  4. Attempt missed. Berat Djimsiti (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joakim Maehle with a cross.

  5. Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

  6. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Rodrygo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Foul by Aleksey Miranchuk (Atalanta).

  9. Attempt missed. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Berat Djimsiti.

  10. Goal! Real Madrid 3, Atalanta 1. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

  11. Substitution, Atalanta. Aleksey Miranchuk replaces Luis Muriel.

  12. Substitution, Atalanta. Mattia Caldara replaces Matteo Pessina.

  13. Goal! Real Madrid 2, Atalanta 1. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  14. Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Federico Valverde.

  15. Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

  16. Cristian Romero (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Eder Militão.

  18. Attempt blocked. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josip Ilicic.

  19. Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

  20. Matteo Pessina (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.