Serie A: Atalanta recovers a 0-1 deficit to best Bologna 2-1

BOLOGNA. Atalanta found a way to turn the table against Bologna to win 2-1.

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BOLOGNA. Atalanta was able to turn the table against Bologna to win 2-1. It was Bologna to strike first with an early goal of Riccardo Orsolini at the 6′. Then it was a goal in the 47′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Rasmus Höjlund gave the win to Atalanta in the 59′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna on Monday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Marco Di Bello assisted by Luigi Rossi and Pasquale Capaldo. The 4th official was Daniele Perenzoni. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 6.3 degrees Celsius or 43.3 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Bologna was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Atalanta that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Atalanta was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Atalanta won the match.​

Bologna shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. Regarding the opposition, Atalanta shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.


Bologna received 3 yellow cards (G. Medel, Charalampos Lykogiannis and Nicolás Domínguez). Talking about the opposition, Atalanta received 2 yellow cards (Marten de Roon and Mario Pasalic).

After this match, Bologna will stay with 19 points like Lecce and Empoli to stay in the 12th place. Talking about the opposition, Atalanta will have 28 points to stay in the 7th place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    Riccardo Orsolini

  • 26'

    Marten de Roon

  • 38'

    Mario Pasalic

  • 46'

    Jérémie Boga

    Mario Pasalic

  • 46'

    Davide Zappacosta

    Hans Hateboer

  • 47'

    T. Koopmeiners

    Jérémie Boga

  • 56'


    Duván Zapata 

  • 59'

    Rasmus Höjlund

    Jérémie Boga

  • 66'

    G. Medel

  • 69'

    Michel Aebischer

    Roberto Soriano

  • 69'

    N. Pyyhtiä

    Lewis Ferguson

  • 69'

    Jerdy Schouten

    G. Medel

  • 77'

    M. Demiral

    José Luis Palomino

  • 82'

    Andrea Cambiaso

    Stefan Posch

  • 84'

    Charalampos Lykogiannis

  • 88'

    Berat Djimsiti

    Rafael Tolói

  • 90'

    Nicolás Domínguez

Next match

In the upcoming Serie A match, Bologna will play away against Udinese on the 15th of January with a 12-5 head to head record in favor of Udinese (10 draws).

Atalanta will host Salernitana on the 15th of January with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Atalanta (1 draw).

Bologna: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Thiago Motta chose to play with the following team: Łukasz Skorupski (5.9), Stefan Posch (6.8), Adama Soumaoro (6.6), Jhon Lucumí (6.5), Charalampos Lykogiannis (7.1), Gary Medel (7.1), Nicolás Domínguez (7.0), Riccardo Orsolini (7.4), Lewis Ferguson (6.5), Roberto Soriano (7.1) and Nicola Sansone (6.2).


Bologna made 4 changes: G. Medel for Jerdy Schouten (69′), Roberto Soriano for Michel Aebischer (69′), Lewis Ferguson for N. Pyyhtiä (69′) and Stefan Posch for Andrea Cambiaso (82′).

Top player: Riccardo Orsolini

The player who no doubt impressed Bologna the most was Riccardo Orsolini.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 35 passes (74% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses.

Atalanta: Formation and Lineups

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

Talking about the opposition, Gian Piero Gasperini played with: Juan Musso (6.4), Rafael Tolói (7.0), José Luis Palomino (7.1), Giorgio Scalvini (7.0), Hans Hateboer (6.8), Marten de Roon (6.6), Teun Koopmeiners (7.0), Matteo Ruggeri (6.9), Mario Pašalić (6.5), Rasmus Winther Højlund (7.6) and Duván Zapata (6.7).


Atalanta made 5 changes: Mario Pasalic for Jérémie Boga (46′), Hans Hateboer for Davide Zappacosta (46′), Duván Zapata  for Éderson (56′), José Luis Palomino for M. Demiral (77′) and Rafael Tolói for Berat Djimsiti (88′).

Top player: Jérémie Boga

Probably the most impressive player in Atalanta was Jérémie Boga even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 14 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 46′.

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