Nope. Atalanta make two changes before the restart, and confuse themselves. Caldara and Miranchuk come on for Pessina and Muriel, then Benzema races down the right and rolls across to Asensio, who fires into the bottom left. The keeper should have done better.
It’s not quite over yet. Atalanta score with a wonderfully designed free kick. Muriel prepares to take. He’s got three of his teammates lined up in front of the ball, facing the goal. As the whistle goes, the three men peal off in all directions, causing all manner of confusion. Muriel whips the ball into the top right, and they couldn’t, could they?
Varane slides into Romero on the edge of his own D. Free kick in a very dangerous position. Before it can be taken, Real replace Valverde with Asensio.
Muriel sashays down the inside left and tries a shot from the edge of the box. It’s deflected out for a corner. Nothing comes of it.
Huge chances at both ends. Malinovskyi slips Zapata clear down the inside right. Zapata shoots straight at Courtois. Then Rodrygo jinks down the left and into the box, but instead of shooting, tries to walk the ball into the net and runs out of road.
Maehle powers down the left and wins a corner. The delivery is again poor, but the ball’s only half cleared and finds Maehle, on the edge of the D. His rising drive is straight at Courtois, who claims.