Atalanta, Atlético complete Champions League lineup

MILAN (AP) — For the first time in history only five countries will be represented in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Atalanta and Atlético Madrid became the last two teams to qualify for the knockout stages on Wednesday, meaning all 16 teams are from Europe’s “big five” of Italy, Spain, Germany, England and France.

Champions League newcomer Atalanta advanced with a 3-0 win at 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk, completing an improbable turnaround after losing its first three group matches.

“I can’t find the words to describe this unique feeling,” Atalanta captain Alejandro “Papu” Gomez said. “This will remain in the history of the club and in the history of football.”

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