Atalanta returned to the European Cups to the top, because no one had expected such an easy victory over a high-quality jack. To the masses of the not-so-well-playing Toffees, Masiello, Gomez and Cristante were also hit.
The leased Sassuola stadium today said “Sir” Atalanta, who played for the European League after a long pause. Coach Gasperini may have been more focused on selecting the right players and saw that everyone who goes to the match will play the most. He relied on experienced support such as Tolo, Freuler, Berisha, de Roon, Petagna or Gómez. English Everton came in a modified set where Keane, Bešić, Calvert-Lewin or Holgate came in.
But the English did not expect the home team to let go of it. The fact that Atalanta plays very well on the ground and is not easy to defend it, that the players knew well. However, they fully understood it in the game itself. From the beginning, it was the La Dea players who played Goreme, Hateboer or Castagne before the gate of Maarten Stekelenburg.
Everton burned the first chance. Vlašić tried to get the balloon into lime and with some luck he finally managed to send him to Sigurdsson. But his goal keeper, Etrit Berisha, saw it well and he managed to get away. He then overcame the legendary Wayne Rooney, but his lob finished close to the home gates! On the other side, Andrea Petagna almost got into the escape, but at the last moment he put the stopper of the Jagielka stator.
Atalanta increased her pace and soon received her rewards. With 27 minutes played, Maarten Stekelenburg hit the ground hard, but he refused the attention of the trainer and rejoined his teammates on the pitch. Papu Gomez found only Bešić, but he accidentally pushed the ball behind him, where Andrea Masiello appeared – 1: 0 for Atalanta!
Domestic players continue to play very easily, while defending them attentively. They actively attacked Toffees and the English team had a very difficult role. Goalkeeper Stekelenburg has prolonged the wound of Alejandro Gomez after Castagne’s recording. The English continued to make a dull and demanding performance, which did not tolerate domestic. The home crowd was not impressed when Alejandro Gómez came in from the right, shooting hard to score after 86 minutes.
Five minutes before the end of the first half, Stadio Cittá di Tricolore shuddered in the foundations and Bergamaschi again played football. But it was not all because the guests with even more moods went to the dressing room. Hateboer stops the evolving host event and sends the ball to Petagn. The high balloon striker swung to the other side, and to the middle of the field, he shot Bryan Cristantem on the run. He did not jump out of the balloon, so he could go up to his lime. Then he only had to miss the goal keeper and enjoy another goal! Toffees defeated again.