Atalanta 2-1 Sassuolo: The Goddess beat Neroverdi at the Gewiss Stadium

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Atalanta’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Saturday, was hard fought at the Gewiss Stadium. Atalanta were aiming to improve their league standing after a 2-2 draw against Udinese whilst Sassuolo were beaten 2-1 in their previous match against Internazionale. Atalanta are now in 1st place, with 24 points from 10 matches, while Sassuolo sit in 9th, with 12 points from 10.

Neroverdi started strongly in the first half, with a goal from Giorgos Kyriakopoulos in the 41st minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Mario Pasalic producing an equaliser on the 45 minute mark, bringing Atalanta level. However they weren’t finished yet and Ademola Lookman made it 2-1 just before half-time and saw the first half out 2-1. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 2-1.

Substitutions for Atalanta included Ederson, Jeremie Boga, Rasmus Hojlund, Matteo Ruggeri and Nadir Zortea for Mario Pasalic, Ademola Lookman, Luis Muriel, Joakim Maehle and Brandon Soppy, respectively. Sassuolo brought on Domenico Berardi, Matheus Henrique, Hamed Junior Traoré and Agustin Alvarez Martinez for Luca D’Andrea, Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, Kristian Thorstvedt and Domenico Berardi.

There were bookings for Giorgio Scalvini from Atalanta. For Sassuolo, Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, Andrea Pinamonti, Kristian Thorstvedt and Gian Marco Ferrari saw yellow.

Atalanta next face Lazio while Sassuolo are at home to Hellas Verona.

Technical card:
Atalanta:Marco Sportiello, Giorgio Scalvini, Merih Demiral, Caleb Okoli, Brandon Soppy (Nadir Zortea, min.82), Mario Pasalic (Ederson, min.66), Marten De Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle (Matteo Ruggeri, min.81), Ademola Lookman (Jeremie Boga, min.68) and Luis Muriel (Rasmus Hojlund, min.69)
Sassuolo:Andrea Consigli, Jeremy Toljan, Gian Marco Ferrari, Martin Erlic, Rogerio, Kristian Thorstvedt (Hamed Junior Traoré, min.65), Maxime Lopez, Davide Frattesi, Andrea Pinamonti, Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (Matheus Henrique, min.65) and Luca D’Andrea (Domenico Berardi, min.56)
Stadium:the Gewiss Stadium
Goals:Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (0-1, min. 41), Mario Pasalic (1-1, min. 45) and Ademola Lookman (2-1, min. 46)