In the 85th minute of tonight’s Champions League knockout tie against Atalanta, Real Madrid finally went ahead through the unlikely source of Ferland Mendy via his weaker foot.
Toni Kroos played a short corner for Los Blancos against the 10-man Atalanta side, it was rolled out to midfield partner Luka Modric, who teased a cross before playing it across the middle to Mendy.
The left-back took a touch before he opened up his body and hit the ball into the back of the net with a lovely side-foot strike, which came via his weaker right foot.
Left-back. Right foot. No problem! ?
Ferland Mendy gives Real Madrid a vital away goal late on vs. ten-man Atalanta ? pic.twitter.com/kvBHRsSRE7
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 24, 2021
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Los Blancos have dominated the proceedings, as they should have since Remo Freuler’s incredibly harsh red card just 15 minutes in, but Zinedine Zidane’s men have not created many clear-cut chances.