Udinese 2-2 Atalanta: Atalanta denied away from home

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Udinese were helde ach other to a 2-2 draw by Atalanta on Sunday at the Stadio Friuli. Both Udinese and Atalanta arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Udinese were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games against Hellas Verona away and Internazionale at home, by 2-1 and 3-1 respectively. Atalanta were hoping to continue their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Fiorentina and Roma. Udinese and Atalanta currently occupy 3rd and 1st spots in the table, with 20 points and 21 points respectively after 9 matches.

The first half of the match started favourably for The Goddess, when Ademola Lookman gave them the lead, 36 minutes in, ending the first half 1-0.

Atalanta took the lead in the second half, when Luis Muriel found the net in the 56th minute. However, Bianconeri refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Gerard Deulofeu after 67 minutes. Udinese then scored again and snatched an equaliser thanks to a goal from Nehuen Perez in the 78th minute to give a final score of 2-2.

Substitutions for Udinese included Lazar Samardzic, Tolgay Arslan, Isaac Success and Kingsley Ehizibue for Jean-Victor Makengo, Sandi Lovric, Beto and Roberto Pereyra, respectively. Atalanta brought on Ruslan Malinovskyi, Rasmus Hojlund, Brandon Soppy, Ederson and Matteo Ruggeri for Ademola Lookman, Luis Muriel, Joakim Maehle, Mario Pasalic and Giorgio Scalvini.

There were bookings for Jaka Bijol and Enzo Ebosse from Udinese, and Merih Demiral, Ademola Lookman and Hans Hateboer, for Atalanta.

Udinese will next play Lazio away, with Atalanta facing Sassuolo at home.

Technical card:
Udinese:Marco Silvestri, Enzo Ebosse, Nehuen Perez, Jaka Bijol, Roberto Pereyra (Kingsley Ehizibue, min.87), Sandi Lovric (Tolgay Arslan, min.60), Walace, Jean-Victor Makengo (Lazar Samardzic, min.59), Iyenoma Destiny Udogie, Gerard Deulofeu and Beto (Isaac Success, min.65)
Atalanta:Marco Sportiello, Giorgio Scalvini (Matteo Ruggeri, min.87), Merih Demiral, Caleb Okoli, Hans Hateboer, Teun Koopmeiners, Marten De Roon, Joakim Maehle (Brandon Soppy, min.79), Luis Muriel (Rasmus Hojlund, min.65), Ademola Lookman (Ruslan Malinovskyi, min.65) and Mario Pasalic (Ederson, min.79)
Stadium:the Stadio Friuli
Goals:Ademola Lookman (0-1, min. 36), Luis Muriel (0-2, min. 56), Gerard Deulofeu (1-2, min. 67) and Nehuen Perez (2-2, min. 78)