Atalanta BC made their debut in the Champions League in the 2019/20 edition and they certainly surprised many with what they could achieve in the tournament. I Nerazzurri will have gained a taste that they can not get rid of because of this showing and when they do feature in the tournament next, there will likely be a feeling of seeing if they can continue to get better with each experience they get. With it a rather new concept for the Atalanta fans to experience with their club, the 21,300 capacity Gewiss Stadium is an exceptional venue for the midweek matches to be played at.
Atalanta have had a number of top-quality players feature in the competition already, despite their newness to Europe’s elite club tournament, with men such as Duvan Zapata, Josip Ilicic, Alejandro Dario Gomez and Mario Pasalic all putting in solid contributions during their debut appearance.
As mentioned, La Dea do not have a great deal of experience when it comes down to playing in the Champions League tournament, as they can only count on at least one appearance.
Nonetheless, the 2019/20 campaign was one that could be regarded as rather successful as they managed to make it past the Group Stages and secured a place in the quarter-final stages, which is impressive for a side never to have competed in the tournament before.
When thinking of memorable achievements in the tournament, the 2019/20 campaign is one full of them and for all the right reasons as well.
Atalanta managed to finish second in a group which contained Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk and Dinamo Zagreb as they recorded two wins and a draw (with the latter coming against the English giants), whilst they comprehensively beat Valencia in the first knockout stage with a 8-4 aggregate scoreline. I Nerazzurri would then go on to meet Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the competition as they continued to test themselves against some of the continents best sides.
Champions League Round of 16
Champions League Final
UEFA Champions League - Quarter-finals
Champions League Semi-finals
Champions League - Play Off Round
UEFA Champions League Group Stage
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