Well what a nice team Gianpiero Gasperini has created? He passed like a siphon from the San Siro, defeating the champion of the championship, Milan, 3-0. He thus gave the right dimension between the two teams, although this may have upset many of the Rossoneri’s friends.
Atalanta, very well positioned on the pitch, could rarely be really in danger, even if the possession belonged to the players of Stefano Pioli. But as an old legend of Greek football says, «the occupation was in 1940, and not now. The one who scores more gets the victories, and the other one keeps the ball on his feet more «.
And he is right we would say. Pioli’s players could not apply the pressure they would like as their opponents were excellently read.
Milan, which this year, after 10 whole years, is leading the race in the championship and has high ambitions, recently got Mandzukic, Tomori, Meité, but I wonder why, but it could not get the Argentine Papu Gomes who does things and things with Atalanta? But Gatzidis and Maldini, who are moving the threads in Milan, should know this better.
Argentine Alexandro Gomez was not at the stadium, as he is for sale, but it is certain that he will leave his mark for years in Bergamaski.
In fact, according to many, he may be better than the other foreign aces who wore the Atalanta jersey from time to time, such as the Swede, Stromberg, also the Argentine, Claudio Caniggia, so that we do not go back even to Jepsson .
Gasperini, the man of football, knows that Atalanta must appear in every game and he makes his moves accordingly. Against the Milanese he played again with the system he uses most often, the 3-4-3. A strong enough defense, with goalkeeper 25-year-old Pierluigi Colini. In the defense from the right, the Brazilian Rafael Toloi, the central defender from Argentina, Christian Romero, and from his left, the Albanian Berat Djimsiti.
In the midfield, starting from the right, the 27-year-old Dutchman, Hans Hateboer, next to him, his compatriot Marten de Roon, more centrally, the Swiss, Remo Freuler and on the left, the German, Robin Gosens. In front of them on the right we find the Slovenian, left-footed, Josip Iličić, who at 32 is better than ever. Central for the 23-year-old Italian, Matteo Pessina and on his left, the Colombian Duvan Zapata who created several problems in the defense of the Rossoneri, except of course for the third goal he scored.
Atalanta, which we must not forget, has also qualified for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, it has high ambitions and certainly with the form it has taken, it is again one of the teams that will claim a place in the first 4 teams. Which means direct participation in the groups of the upcoming Champions League of the 2021-22 season