Champions League: Quadruple for Ilicic and Atalanta achieves historic qualification


In an empty stadium due to the Coronavirus, Atalanta Bergamo, a novice in the Champions League, obtained a historic qualification for the quarter-finals of the competition Tuesday evening in Valencia (4-3), thanks to a quadruple from Josip Ilicic .

The Slovenian striker allowed the Italian side to glean a memorable ticket to the quarterfinals of the highest European competition, with a cumulative score of 8-4 (4-1, 4-3). The double from Kevin Gameiro (21st, 50th) and the goal from Ferran Torres (67th) were not enough for the Valencians.

Ilicic signed his first quadruple in the championship, with two penalties (3rd, 43rd minute), a beautiful cross strike (71st), and another brushed from the left in full skylight (81st). Here he is 5th best scorer in the championship, tied with Kylian Mbappé or Son Heung-Min with 5 achievements.

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