First home win for the Goddess, who passes with two goals in the first half: Berardi is not enough to put the neroverdi back in the game
First home win forAtalanta that beats at the Gewiss Stadium 2-1 the Sassuolo. The challenge is released after three minutes thanks to the paw of Gosens on an assist from Malinovskyi, then in the 37th minute Zappacosta beats Consiglio with a diagonal in the area. The neroverdi return to the game thanks to the left by Berardi at 44 ‘, but in the second half the result does not change: Gasperini’s men go up to 10 points, Dionisi remains at 4.
On the third attempt, Atalanta found the victory at home, beating a good Sassuolo thanks to an excellent first half. At the Gewiss Stadium, the Nerazzurri pass after just 3 minutes: Malinovskyi’s cross from the right and Gosens’ foot on the far post, who immediately scores 1-0. The neroverdi react, but nine minutes later Defrel is blatantly wrong face to face with Musso. The formation of Dionisi puts the Bergamo players in difficulty, but when they restart they are lethal: precisely with a counterattack in the 32nd minute, Pessina appears only in front of Consigli but with the left he sends the ball centimeters from the post, while a minute later Zapata wastes head on Zappacosta’s cross. However, the doubling arrives in the 37th minute, and thanks to the inverted relay between the Colombian and the former Genoa, who with a perfect diagonal signs the 2-0. Before the break, however, the guests shorten the distance with Berardi, who surprises Musso at the near post and, in the 44th minute, scores the 2-1.
In the second half, Sassuolo nearly equalized with Defrel, who, however, missed his header in the area in the 52nd minute. Atalanta, on the other hand, starts hunting for the third goal and shortly after the hour of play Gasperini inserts Ilicic, who enters the game well and immediately goes close to doubling with a splendid left-footed turn deflected for a corner by Consiglio. The Slovenian tries again in the 71st minute, but still lacks precision. Dionisi instead brings in Djuricic, immediately protagonist with a conclusion walled by the solid Bergamo defense. In the final, the guests try again, but without reaching a draw: after the disappointing 0-0 with Bologna and the 1-2 defeat against Fiorentina, the first victory at Gewiss Stadium for Gasperini’s Atalanta arrives, who obtained his third success in the championship and thus confirmed himself in the top positions of the standings with 10 points. A good Sassuolo, on the other hand, collects another knockout after those against Rome and Turin and remains stationary at 4.
Gosens 7 – He starts in the best way: with a goal of his own, the classic insertion from the left on the assist from the right. He tries again in the first half but is brought forward, but his is a great performance.
Zappacosta 7 – On balance, his goal is the one that decides the match, and it is a splendid right diagonal: a reward for his excellent game.
Koopmeiners 6,5 – Confirms the good feelings that emerged from the trip to Salerno: good both in setting and in recovering the ball, with good folds. It doesn’t make Freuler regret it.
Frattesi 6 – Fair performance in midfield against a department, the Bergamo one, rich in quality.
Berardi 6,5 – While not constantly putting Gasperini’s defense in difficulty, he is among the most dangerous and puts his team back into the game with his first league goal.
Defrel 5 – If there are mitigating circumstances on the imprecise header, the 1-0 error for Atalanta is incredible: a very high conclusion face to face with Musso. An episode that could have changed the game.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso 6; Djimsiti 6.5, Demiral 6, Toloi 6; Zappacosta 7 (24 ‘st Maehle 6), Koopmeiners 6.5, De Roon 6, Gosens 7 (24’ st Pezzella 5.5); Malinovskyi 6.5 (18 ‘st Ilicic 6.5), Pessina 6 (39’ st Pasalic sv); Zapata 6.5 (39 ‘st Piccoli sv). Available: Rossi, Sportiello, Palomino, Freuler, Scalvini, Miranchuk, Lovato. All .: Gasperini 6.5
Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Tips 6.5; Muldur 6, Ayhan 5.5, Ferrari 5.5, Kyriakopoulos 6; Magnanelli 5.5 (15 ‘st Harroui 6), Frattesi 6 (37’ st Lopez sv); Berardi 6.5, Traoré 6 (22 ‘st Djuricic 6), Boga 5.5 (15’ st Raspadori 6); Defrel 5 (37 ‘st Scamacca sv). Available: Pegolo, Goldaniga, Rogerio, Peluso, Chiriches, Toljan, Henrique. All .: Dionisi 6
Markers: 3 ‘Gosens (A), 37’ Zappacosta (A), 44 ‘Berardi (S)
Ammonites: Ferrari (S), Malinovskyi (A), Pezzella (A), Lopez (S)
-It was since January 2020 that Sassuolo had not lost three consecutive matches in Serie A.
-It was since 2015/16 that Atalanta had not conceded so few goals (4) in the first five Serie A matches.
-Robin Gosens scored in 5 different seasons of Serie A: among the German players they have collected the most different Italian championships with at least one goal only Helmut Haller (11) and Oliver Bierhoff (8).
-Robin Gosens has scored 4 goals against Sassuolo in the league, his favorite victim in Serie A.
This is Gosens ‘fastest goal in Serie A (2’ and 46 ”).
-Ruslan Malinovskyi now has the same number of assists (16) and goals (16) in Serie A.
-It was from July 2020 (Pasalic against Brescia) that Atalanta had not scored in the first 3 minutes of play in Serie A.
-Two of Gosens’ last three Serie A goals have come from an assist from Malinovskyi.
-It was since February 2015 against Fiorentina that Davide Zappacosta hadn’t scored a goal in Serie A with the Atalanta shirt.
-Duvan Zapata has participated in six goals (three goals, three assists) in his last six Serie A appearances.
-Domenico Berardi scored in 6 games against Atalanta (6 goals): in Serie A he did better only against Lazio (seven).
-It was from November 2020 against Verona that Domenico Berardi had not scored from outside the box on action in Serie A.