Atalanta Secures Narrow Victory Ahead of Europa League Return Match


Salerno ItalyAtalanta managed to beat Salernitana by 2-1 after a match played in the evening of the Serie A championship. This victory takes place just a few days before their tragically critical Europa League semi-finals return leg versus Olympique de Marseille, which is currently at 1-1 in the score.

Meanwhile, Marseille had a weekend off to get ready for this important game, but Atalanta had a big challenge on their hands as they were trying to stay on course in the battle for the 3rd position in the Italian league/Champions League campaign playoff roles. As a result manager Gian Piero Gasperini decided to rotate his squad in order to get a better preparation for this upcoming European game and kept still the

A well-known fact is Atalanta were out with five players that they brought on meet Marseille in the first leg, for instance, Scalvini, Zappacosta, De Roon, Ederson, as well as Scamacca. On this second game,Pasalic subbed in Kolasinac who had gotten injured in the first leg. This time, however, Pasalic got a starting role. De Ketelaere and Koopmeiners welcomed second half.

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Atalanta, no matter who they play, H2H always keeps a close game, especially in a match against a team who is at the bottom of the table, Salernita(n). Nonetheless, they found themselves trailing the opposition after they conceded a goal in the first half. The Bergamasques’ utmost valor was shown as they patiently waited and persevered. Eventually, they found themselves standing on the edge of the net mere minutes before past the hour mark when the Scamacca, who with 9 goals in his last 10 clashes – also assisted by Pasalic, softened the blow some while still keeping the scoreboard level a little while longer.

Two minutes after the score reestablished balance, Atalanta came close to scoring with yet another set-piece, taking advantage of a defensive error made by Salernitana. Teun Koopmeiners contributed towards the victory by shooting the ball from the range making the net to be the end goal. Likewise, this was one of the foremost objectives of Atalanta. The club was able to achieve fifth place in the Serie A and three points.

This being the case, the Atalanta now have a better opportunity to think exclusively about the club’s next game being the rematch against Marseille in the UEFA Europa League. When they step onto the pitch for the pivotal game they will do so with momentum and also a precious away goal behind their backs.

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