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%.
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.
Marten de Roon
José Luis Palomino
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 , Stefan Posch , Adama Soumaoro , Jhon Lucumí , Charalampos Lykogiannis , Gary Medel , Nicolás Domínguez , Riccardo Orsolini , Lewis Ferguson , Roberto Soriano and Nicola Sansone .
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 iswith 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 , Rafael Tolói , José Luis Palomino , Giorgio Scalvini , Hans Hateboer , Marten de Roon , Teun Koopmeiners , Matteo Ruggeri , Mario Pašalić , Rasmus Winther Højlund and Duván Zapata .
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 iswith 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′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Serie A