Champions League: Manchester United beats Atalanta after recovering from a 0-2 deficit

MANCHESTER. Manchester United had a fantastic comeback against Atalanta.

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MANCHESTER. Manchester United had a amazing comeback against Atalanta. Manchester United took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).

The match was held at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday and this began at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Szymon Marciniak with the help of Pawel Sokolnicki and Tomasz Listkiewicz. The 4th official was Tomasz Musial. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.4 degrees Celsius or 45.23 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester United was in firm control of the ball 56% while Atalanta was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Manchester United was more aggressive with 55 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester United won the contest.

Manchester United shot 22 times, 9 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Atalanta shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Manchester United received 3 yellow cards (L. Shaw, N. Matic and E. Cavani). On the opposite side, Atalanta received 4 yellow cards (M. Lovato, M. Pasalic, M. De Roon and J. L. Palomino).

After playing this match, Manchester United has 6 points to occupy the 1st place in the table. while Atalanta stays with 4 points (3rd).

Match Events

  • 15'
    15'

    M. Pasalic

    D. Zappacosta

  • 29'
    29'

    M. Demiral

  • 46'
    46'

    M. Lovato

    M. Demiral

  • 53'
    53'

    M. Rashford

    B. Fernandes

  • 55'
    55'

    M. Lovato

  • 56'
    56'

    D. Zapata

    L. Muriel

  • 57'
    57'

    M. Pasalic

  • 57'
    57'

    M. De Roon

  • 64'
    64'

    L. Shaw

  • 66'
    66'

    P. Pogba

    S. McTominay

  • 66'
    66'

    E. Cavani

    M. Rashford

  • 68'
    68'

    A. Miranchuk

    J. Ilicic

  • 68'
    68'

    R. Malinovsky

    M. Pasalic

  • 73'
    73'

    J. Sancho

    M. Greenwood

  • 75'
    75'

    H. Maguire

    B. Fernandes

  • 80'
    80'

    J. L. Palomino

  • 80'
    80'

    G. Pezzella

    T. Koopmeiners

  • 81'
    81'

    C. Ronaldo

    L. Shaw

  • 88'
    88'

    N. Matic

    Fred

  • 90'
    90'

    N. Matic

  • 90'
    90'

    E. Cavani

Next matche

In the upcoming Champions League match, Manchester United will play away with Atalanta on the 2nd of November with a 0-0 head to head record.

Atalanta will host Manchester United on the 2nd of November with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Manchester United (0 draws).

Manchester United: Formation and Lineups

Manchester United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær chose to play with the following team: David De Gea (6.5), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (7.0), Victor Lindelöf (6.5), Harry Maguire (7.4), Luke Shaw (7.0), Scott McTominay (7.1), Fred (7.5), Mason Greenwood (6.3), Bruno Fernandes (9.3), Marcus Rashford (7.1) and Cristiano Ronaldo (7.8).

Substitutions

Manchester United made 4 changes: S. McTominay for P. Pogba (66′), M. Rashford for E. Cavani (66′), M. Greenwood for J. Sancho (73′) and Fred for N. Matic (88′).

Top player: Bruno Fernandes

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester United was Bruno Fernandes even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (9.3) with 59 passes (72% accurate) and 9 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 13. He performed 13 crosses.

Atalanta: Formation and Lineups

Atalanta started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

On the other side, Gian Piero Gasperini played with: Juan Musso (7.0), Marten de Roon (6.3), Merih Demiral (7.7), José Luis Palomino (6.8), Davide Zappacosta (6.9), Teun Koopmeiners (7.4), Remo Freuler (7.0), Joakim Mæhle (6.8), Mario Pašalić (6.9), Josip Iličić (6.2) and Luis Muriel (7.0).

Substitutions

Atalanta made 5 changes: M. Demiral for M. Lovato (46′), L. Muriel for D. Zapata (56′), J. Ilicic for A. Miranchuk (68′), M. Pasalic for R. Malinovsky (68′) and T. Koopmeiners for G. Pezzella (80′).

Top player: Merih Demiral

Probably the most impressive player in Atalanta was Merih Demiral.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 15 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 3.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Champions League

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