AC Monza 0-2 Atalanta: Struggles for Monza continue with home loss to Atalanta

AC Monza vs Atalanta
Photo Credit: AP

Atalanta’s 2-0 win over AC Monza on Monday, was hard fought at Stadio Brianteo. ASS were looking forward to playing again after losing 3-0 to Roma in their previous fixture while Atalanta were hoping to continue their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Torino and Hellas Verona. ASS and Atalanta currently occupy 20th and 1st spots in the league, with 0 points and 13 points respectively after 5 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Atalanta continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Rasmus Hojlund found the net in the 57th minute. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Marlon, 65 minutes in to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for ASS included Andrea Petagna, Salvatore Molina, Andrea Colpani, Armando Izzo and Chris Gytkjaer for Gianluca Caprari, Samuele Birindelli, Stefano Sensi, Luca Caldirola and Dany Mota, respectively. Atalanta replaced Brandon Soppy, Giorgio Scalvini, Mario Pasalic, Joakim Maehle and Jeremie Boga with Davide Zappacosta, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Rasmus Hojlund, Ederson and Ademola Lookman.

There were bookings for Nicolo Rovella from ASS, and Giorgio Scalvini, for Atalanta.

ASS will next travel to Lecce, while Atalanta will face Cremonese at home.

Technical card:
AC Monza:Michele Di Gregorio, Pablo Mari, Luca Caldirola (Armando Izzo, min.87), Marlon, Samuele Birindelli (Salvatore Molina, min.76), Nicolo Rovella, Stefano Sensi (Andrea Colpani, min.76), Matteo Pessina, Carlos Augusto, Dany Mota (Chris Gytkjaer, min.87) and Gianluca Caprari (Andrea Petagna, min.70)
Atalanta:Juan Musso, Hans Hateboer, Merih Demiral, Rafael Toloi, Davide Zappacosta (Brandon Soppy, min.46), Ruslan Malinovskyi (Giorgio Scalvini, min.71), Ederson (Joakim Maehle, min.76), Teun Koopmeiners, Marten De Roon, Ademola Lookman (Jeremie Boga, min.88) and Rasmus Hojlund (Mario Pasalic, min.71)
Stadium:Stadio Brianteo
Goals:Rasmus Hojlund (0-1, min. 57) and Marlon (0-2, min. 65)