Atalanta-Sampdoria 2-0 The record The 2-0 of Atalanta (who caresses the Champions area) over Sampdoria, which therefore suffers from the strength (and the great form) of Gasperini’s team, bears the signature of Maehle and Lookman. Overall, the match of the home offensive trident made up of Boga, Hojlund and Lookman was excellent.
Maehle hits the shot 4′ from the interval, Lookman, on his 12th goal in the league, puts the toll and Atalanta, albeit in a lesser tone than the rest of the month (4 goals on average), gets rid of a Sampdoria slammed twice too many on Musso before giving up his weapons. The goring of the Danish lateral on Hateboer’s counter-cross after Lookman’s post from the center of the area paves a long-appearing uphill road, with Sampdoria closed like a hedgehog. In fact, at the start of the match, in order not to go under, the hosts have to hold on to Musso’s gloves and foot, decisive on the left-handed of the former Gabbiadini, primed by Winks, and on the rebuttal by Augello who also surprises Toloi from the small area. A red alert one-two repeated on 20′ from Murru’s throw-in for Gabbiadini’s side for the other ex Lammers and the spectacular turn by Leris just high. The Goddess, at a low pace and with the corridors closed, travels in flashes. In the quarter of an hour Hateboer’s sliding flash, who lifts Boga’s ball from the left in front of the far post.
Another couple of minutes and Winks stops Lookman in the corner, supported from the right out by Toloi. On 24′, the local break with Hojlund’s return for Lookman’s big plate from the edge. When Gasperini accelerates, Gasperini’s attack knows he can sting, see Hojlund’s counter-steer that Audero pushes back against Lookman, who stumbled in an attempt to hit the net (27 ‘). The Dane is the only one of him to try in the half hour, but without crossing Boga’s inside touch: the defense of the Doriano goalkeeper is not a feat. Atalanta’s goal in the 42nd minute: Boga crosses in the middle for Lookman who heads the post; on the rebound Hateboer manages to serve Maehle who scores. The disadvantage forces Stankovic to reveal himself, without going into the second half beyond Leris’s (5′) cue attempt at Lammers, recovered well by Djimsiti, while Scalvini misdirects Boga’s fifth shot from the flag. It doesn’t take much for the Anglo-Nigerian to light up and round off his team’s and personal score in the 12th minute by scoring with a nice diagonal shot. Then Hojlund, later replaced by Zapata, harpooned a pass from Boga that seemed lost, engaging Audero further (22′), Gabbiadini triangles with Augello by hurling his left foot into Scalvini’s belly (34′) and Zapata misses the trio (38′) returning to the left. In the final Scalvini (39′) bends over on his right knee (at risk for the fourth quarter of the Italian Cup with Inter on Tuesday; Demiral enters), Malagrida weakly heads Zanoli’s cross (43′) and Leris is always in aerial play in the 93rd minute he forces Musso to swing over the upright from Winks’ corner. In the 95th minute Malagrida puts Quagliarella’s rejected shot on target on goal, who was offside: goal disallowed, and it’s the last thrill of the match.
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