Dinamo Zagreb hosts the debutant in the Champions League Atalanta
It’s going to be interesting in Zagreb on Wednesday, because Dinamo Zagreb hosts the debutant in the Champions League Atalanta in a game from Group C of the competition. We are going to take a good look at this fixture at the Maksimir Stadium in our Champions League predictions.
Dinamo Zagreb returns in the Champions League. The Croatian side successfully qualified for the group stage after beating Rosenborg in the playoffs. The key fixture was the game in Zagreb, which Dinamo won wtith 2-0. Both goals for the Balkan side were scored in the first half when Bruno Petkovic from a penalty kick and Mislav Orsic scored against the Norwegian team. The second leg in Norway ended with a 1-1 draw, which allowed Dinamo Zagreb to reach the group stage.
In the Croatian 1. NHL Dinamo are second in the standings, but having a game less than the leader Hajduk. Both teams have won 16 points so far. In their last game Dinamo hosted Istra at home and won the game with a winning goal from Mario Gavranovic.
For Atalanta this is a first participation in the Champions League. In the last few years the manager Gian Piero Gasperini was doing a great job with the team, so it’s not surprising that La Dea achieved their biggest goal – to play in Europe’s best competition.
Atalanta started the new season in the Serie A with two wins and one loss. In the second round they lost at home against Torino, but few days ago Gasperini’s boys redeemed themselves and beat Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris. The game was about to end with a draw, but the Colombian striker Daniel Zapata scored a very late winner for the visitors in the 95th minute.
We believe that both Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta will show a good football at the Maksimir Stadium on Wednesday. We hope we were useful to you with our Champions League predictions for this clash.