Atalanta, the pre-match and the usual doubts. De Roon still third on the right, or raised in the median with Freuler at the expense of Koopmeiners? Zapata untouchable, or to be dosed in view of the most important European crossroads next Tuesday? On the eve of the advance by hosting Spezia, but with the Young Boys in sight of the penultimate day of group F of the Champions League with the third place from which to disengage, Gian Piero Gasperini for the fifth time in the league chooses not to share choices and pre-tactics with the masses average. However, without being able to hide that the turnover will be more in terms of the dosage of the minutes, using all five changes, than the forced rest of the key men. First of all Zapata, the last to come home from the national break like Muriel and goalkeeper Musso. The second, and perhaps the last, is precisely the Dutch wildcard, privileged for yet another defensive recycling net of Toloi’s return to availability after more than a month, while Gosens, out of the first leg with the Swiss on 29 September, it is still preserved after returning to the group only on Thursday. Out (also) the absent Hateboer and Lovato, slightly injured the left hamstring (right for the German) in the Under 21, who plays for the place are Djimsiti behind in front of the confident Demiral-Palomino, plus Pasalic, Pessina, Malinovskyi and Ilicic, the favorite, from the trocar up.
Doubts to be solved only in the separate Saturdays at 15, because the man on the bench is refractory to speak as never before in his career: in pre-Sassuolo, between Salernitana and Inter, or when the A calendar is too close to challenges in Champions, read Udinese and Sampdoria along the ten days between Manchester United and Lazio, and finally Cagliari 4 days after the return with the Red Devils. If the Nerazzurri within the borders have the taboo-Gewiss Stadium (only 6 points out of the 22 total) to dispel after the only home victory on 21 September against the Emilian neroverdi, the Champions-salvation crossing with the Ligurians is a question between ex. On this side Pessina and Piccoli, among other things the author of the goal of the flag in the previous Bergamo, who took off from the Eagles’ nest, plus the managing director Marino and the managing director Luca Percassi (former full-back); from there Sala (youth) and the reca-Kovalenko-Colley loan trio, trained by the well-known face Thiago Motta, the mind and feet of the gasperinian Genoa from the Europa League with Criscito and Milito. No sentimentality, less than 3 from Inter third, even if the priority are the two challenges to be won (the other with Villarreal at the Immaculate Conception) for the third-eighths in a row in the cup with big ears.
Probable formations of Atalanta-Spezia.
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): 1 Musso; 15 De Roon, 28 Demiral, 6 Palomino; 77 Zappacosta, 7 Koopmeiners, 11 Freuler, 3 Maehle; 32 Pessina; 72 Ilicic, 91 Zapata. (31 Rossi, 57 Sportiello, 2 Toloi, 19 Djimsiti, 42 Scalvini, 13 Pezzella, 88 Pasalic, 18 Malinovskyi, 59 Miranchuk, 9 Muriel, 99 Piccoli). Coach: Gasperini. Disqualified: none. Be wary: none. Unavailable: Gosens, Hateboer, Lovato. Spezia (4-3-3): 94 Provedel; 27 Amian, 28 Erlic, 14 Kiwior, 20 Sticks; 25 Maggiore, 7 Sala, 8 Kovalenko; 44 Strelec, 18 Nzola, 11 Gyasi. (1 Zoet, 40 Zovko, 9 Manaj, 10 Verde, 13 Reca, 15 Hristov, 17 Podgoreanu, 19 Colley, 21 Ferrer, 22 Antiste, 29 Salcedo, 39 Nguiamba) All .: T. Motta. Suspended: Nikolaou. Beware: Gyasi. Unavailable: Leo Sena, Bourabia, Agudelo, Sher. Referee: Abyss of Palermo. Snai odds: 1.23; 6.75; 11.
Source From: Ansa