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Atalanta's Genius 'Moving Wall' Free-Kick Routine Against Real Madrid Worked Brilliantly

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Atalanta's Genius 'Moving Wall' Free-Kick Routine Against Real Madrid Worked Brilliantly

Atalanta scored with a genius free-kick routine against Real Madrid in tonight's Champions League round of 16 second leg.

Though the Serie A outfit lost the tie and were unable to reach the quarter finals for the second consecutive season, they left fans in awe with their special set-piece.

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Luis Muriel curled in a stunning effort past Thibaut Courtois seven minutes from the time but it wasn't merely just a beautiful strike from distance that did the trick.

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Atalanta created a wall of their own that moved forwards as soon as Muriel paced to hit the ball, causing a slight bit of confusion for Real's wall and allowing that all-important space for their No.9 to find.

The Colombian striker duly did that by picking out the top corner but the whole drill was a thing of beauty. You can't help but appreciate the outside of the box thinking.

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Atalanta hoped that the goal could ignite a late comeback but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation as Real made it 4-1 on aggregate a minute later when Marco Asensio found the net.

Topics: Football, Atalanta, Champions League, Real Madrid

Josh Lawless
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