Serie A: Atalanta crushes Spezia 5-2 with a superb performance

BERGAMO. Atalanta demolishes Spezia 5-2 with goals of

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BERGAMO. Atalanta demolishes Spezia 5-2 with goals of M. Pasalic (18′), D. Zapata (39′ pen), M. Pasalic (42′), L. Muriel (83′) and R. Malinovsky (89′). On the other side, Spezia scored with ​ M. Nzola (11′), M. Nzola (90′).

The match was held at the Gewiss Stadium Stadium in Bergamo on Saturday and this began at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Rosario Abisso with the help of Giorgio Peretti and Alessandro Cipressa. The 4th official was Manuel Volpi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.3 degrees Celsius or 48.72 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 83%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Atalanta was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Spezia that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Atalanta was more aggressive with 43 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Atalanta won the contest.

Atalanta shot 18 times, 9 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Spezia shot 10 times, 5 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Atalanta received 2 yellow cards (T. Koopmeiners and M. Pasalic). On the opposite side, Spezia received 3 yellow cards (E. Gyasi, J. Sala and P. Hristov).

After playing this match, Atalanta will have 25 points like Inter to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Spezia will stay with 11 points to stay in the 16th place.

Match Events

  • 6'
    6'

    E. Gyasi

  • 10'
    10'

    T. Koopmeiners

  • 11'
    11'

    M. Nzola

  • 18'
    18'

    M. Pasalic

  • 36'
    36'

    J. Sala

  • 39'
    39'

    D. Zapata (Penalty)

  • 42'
    42'

    M. Pasalic

  • 50'
    50'

    P. Hristov

  • 52'
    52'

    R. Manaj

    D. Verde

  • 60'
    60'

    R. Malinovsky

    J. Ilicic

  • 61'
    61'

    M. Pessina

    T. Koopmeiners

  • 64'
    64'

    A. Reca

    J. Sala

  • 64'
    64'

    E. Colley

    V. Kovalenko

  • 71'
    71'

    M. Pasalic

  • 79'
    79'

    L. Muriel

    D. Zapata

  • 81'
    81'

    S. Podgoreanu

    E. Gyasi

  • 83'
    83'

    L. Muriel

    M. Pasalic

  • 87'
    87'

    R. Piccoli

    M. Pasalic

  • 88'
    88'

    G. Scalvini

    D. Zappacosta

  • 89'
    89'

    R. Malinovsky

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Nzola

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Atalanta will play away with Juventus on the 27th of November with a 22-2 head to head in favor of Juventus (7 draws).

Spezia will host Bologna on the 28th of November with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Bologna (2 draws).

Atalanta: Formation and Lineups

Atalanta started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

The manager Gian Piero Gasperini chose to play with the following team: Juan Musso (6.8), Rafael Tolói (6.9), José Luis Palomino (7.3), Berat Djimsiti (7.4), Davide Zappacosta (7.4), Teun Koopmeiners (6.6), Marten de Roon (7.3), Joakim Mæhle (6.9), Josip Iličić (6.4), Duván Zapata (8.2) and Mario Pašalić (9.0).

Substitutes

Atalanta made 5 changes: J. Ilicic for R. Malinovsky (60′), T. Koopmeiners for M. Pessina (61′), D. Zapata for L. Muriel (79′), M. Pasalic for R. Piccoli (87′) and D. Zappacosta for G. Scalvini (88′).

Top player: Mario Pašalić

Probably the most impressive player in Atalanta was Mario Pašalić.

His rating is (9.0) with 2 goals, 27 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 6.

Spezia: Formation and Lineups

Spezia started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the other side, Thiago Motta played with: Ivan Provedel (5.5), Kelvin Amian (6.8), Martin Erlić (5.9), Petko Hristov (6.1), Simone Bastoni (6.3), Jacopo Sala (5.9), Viktor Kovalenko (6.1), Giulio Maggiore (6.7), Daniele Verde (6.8), M’Bala Nzola (6.5) and Emmanuel Gyasi (6.6).

Substitutes

Spezia made 4 changes: D. Verde for R. Manaj (52′), J. Sala for A. Reca (64′), V. Kovalenko for E. Colley (64′) and E. Gyasi for S. Podgoreanu (81′).

Top player: Daniele Verde

Probably the most impressive player in Spezia was Daniele Verde.

His rating is (6.8) with 27 passes (77% accurate) and 0 key passes. He performed 2 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Serie A

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