Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarter-final for the first time in three years, dispatching of Atalanta in comfortable fashion on Tuesday evening.

Atalanta started brightly and had a great chance to score after just two minutes when Luis Muriel’s cross was directed straight at Thibaut Courtois by Robin Gosens. La Dea struggled to create much after that however, and Real Madrid capitalised as they scored a vital first goal after 34 minutes through Karim Benzema.

34′ | 1-0 | GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL GOOOOAAAAL GOOOOOAAAL by @Benzema!!!!#UCL | #FIFA21 pic.twitter.com/YMovMMYT3x

— Real Madrid C.F. ???? (@realmadriden) March 16, 2021

Things went from bad to worse for Atalanta when Rafael Toloi conceded a penalty that Sergio Ramos converted after 59 minutes – putting Los Blancos 3-0 up on aggregate.

The hosts looked increasingly comfortable after adding to their lead and started knocking the ball around with a little more swagger. However a spell of possession for the visitors saw them pull one back through a Luis Muriel free kick after 82 minutes.

Hope of a comeback was quashed instantly, as Real went straight down the other end and made it 3-1 on the night through Marco Asensio, securing their place in the last eight.

With that out the way, here are your Real Madrid and Atalanta player ratings.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Sergio Ramos
Leader. | Soccrates Images/Getty Images
Luka Modric, Robin Gosens
An enjoyable evening for the Croatian | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

3. Forwards

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70 Champions League goals for Karim Benzema. One away from Raúl in 4th place on the all time list. ? pic.twitter.com/NdYWUgvzTO

— 90min (@90min_Football) March 16, 2021

Eder Militao – 6/10

Rodrygo – 6/10

Marco Asensio – 7/10 –

Asensio bagged a goal from the bench. Nice one.

Atalanta ratings

Karim Benzema, Rafael Toloi
Atalanta’s captain wasn’t great | Angel Martinez/Getty Images

6. Wing-backs & midfielders

Robin Gosens
Gosens lacked quality on the ball | Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images
Ruslan Malinovskyi, Toni Kroos
Malinovskiy was quiet | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

Real Madrid 3-1 Atalanta: Player ratings as Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema star for Los Blancos
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