Champions League: Atalanta manages round of 16 knockout

The German defender Robin Gosens has surprisingly qualified with Atalanta Bergamo for the knockout stages of the Champions League. The 25-year-old sat down with the Italian first division club in the last Group C playoff at 3-0 (0-0) at Shakhtar Donetsk in Charkov, scored a goal and can overwinter in the premier class.

Atalanta (7 points) pulled past the Ukrainians (6) at the last moment, group winner Manchester City (14) remained unbeaten after losing 4-1 (1-1) to Dinamo Zagreb (5). Bergamo had lost the first three group matches and can look forward to an impressive catch-up on a well-known opponent in the knockout phase.Dodo flies from the placeThe Belgian Timothy Castagne (66) for video evidence, born in Mainz Mario Pasalic (80) and Gosens (90. + 4) caused ecstasy among the Italians. Dodo was sent off in the 77th minute following an assault on the Ukrainians, who have to settle for the second round in the Europa League.Gosens, who dreams of a commitment in the Bundesliga and was wooed by Schalke 04 last summer, played at Atalanta and was often challenged against the initially aggressively strong Ukrainians.In Zagreb, the Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus with a three-pack (34th, 50th, 54th) became the match winner for the team of star coach Pep Guardiola. Phil Foden (84.) also scored for the English champions, who played without Kevin De Bruyne or the ailing Sergio Agüero. Dani Olmo (10th) had brought Dinamo into the lead.

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