Atalanta-Empoli, Nerazzurri comeback with goals from De Roon and Hojlund

The Tuscans took the lead, in the second half the Bergamo players overturned the match

Atalanta comeback and beat Empoli 2-1 in anticipation of the 27th matchday of Serie A 2022-2023. The success allows the players from Bergamo to reach 45 points and remain on the train for qualification for the next Champions League. Empoli remains at 28 points and loses the chance to take a definitive step towards salvation. The Tuscans took the lead at the end of the first half dominated by the hosts. Atalanta began to produce goal chances after 2 minutes through Pasalic and never stopped creating chances: the Nerazzurri came close to scoring at least 8 times, but never materialised. In the 44th minute, on their first real outing, Empoli strikes. Akpa Akpro triggers Baldanzi, ball in the center and Ebuhei gets to the shot in two halves: goals, 0-1.

The advantage gives the Tuscans confidence, who start the second half aggressively. Guests create 3 chances to double in about ten minutes but don’t sink the shot. Atalanta remained attached to the match and equalized in the 58th minute. Ruggeri’s cross, De Roon gets in and heads in: 1-1. The Bergamo players take back the reins of the match and increase the pressure in search of the advantage. The efforts of Gasperini’s team are rewarded in the 86th minute. Ederson triggers Pasalic, the lopsided conclusion – thanks to a rebound – becomes an assist for Hojlund who thanks: 2-1 and Atalanta puts in the arrow. The Goddess touches the trio in the last portion of the match, Empoli is gone: it ends 2-1