Atalanta Vs Valencia: Ahead of the exciting encounter between the underdogs of the tournament, we name 3 players who can the game.
Atalanta will take on Valencia in the Champions League round of tie at the San Siro, which is designated to host every match of Atalanta in the Champions League.
The Italian club has been impressive in their current campaign and has maintained the quality of their performances since last season. Hence, predicting for yet another thrilling performance by them.
On the other hand, Valencia has also been brilliant, defeating Barcelona and drawing against Real Madrid in the league. Though they had tough group ties, yet they managed to top the group with better goal-difference.
In this tie, nobody can determine the favourites to qualify, but the quality of both squads is really high, and certain individuals have shown some excellent performances throughout the season.
So, the Sportsrush will name three players from the tie, who can change the game on their own, as Valencia travels to San Siro to play the 1st leg tonight.
1. Josip Ilicic
Josip Ilicic is in a splendid form, the Slovenian International has amassed 15 goals and 6 assists across all the competitions this season, and with nine of them coming in the last eight league outings.
But he is yet to score a goal in the Champions League this season even though he has given 5 appearances in the tournament so far. Thus, this is the right time for him to open the scoring in the competition.
He plays in a two-striker setup at Atalanta, paired with either Duvan Zapata or Luis Muriel. So, we expect a great performance by the 32-year-old forward tonight.