(ANSA) – BERGAMO, MARCH 10 – Atalanta defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League and it is a result that is close to Gasperini’s team. Even if the guests took the lead first with a great goal from Aranguiz on 11. Two minutes earlier the same Chilean player had hit an inside post from a free kick, with Musso Battuto. However, Atalanta’s reaction was not long in coming and between 23 ‘and 25’ Malinovskyi and Muriel overturned the result.
In the second half, the hosts got off to a strong start, reaching 3-1 several times, later found with Muriel’s second goal in the 4 ‘. The Colombian himself went very close to the hat-trick, denied him by a deviation of the foot from goalkeeper Hradecky at 13. But on 18 ‘Diaby from distance shortened the distance.
In a week the return to Germany, with the qualification still in the balance. (HANDLE).