The biancocelesti win with goals from Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson, the two teams with 24 points
Lazio corsair in Bergamo. Maurizio Sarri’s team, without an injured Immobile, imposed itself by authority on the Atalanta field for 2-0 with goals from Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson. Thanks to this success, the biancocelesti hook Gasperini’s team to 24 points, which collects the first knockout of the tournament.
THE MATCH – For the challenge Gasperini recovers several players but decides to confirm almost all the most used men in recent weeks. Sportiello in goal, Scalvini, Demiral and Okoli in the defensive line, while forward Pasalic in support of Lookman and Muriel with Zapata who sees himself on the bench. Sarri, orphan of Immobile, chooses an attack trident made up of Pedro, with Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson false nueve with Milinkovic Savic, Cataldi and Vecino in the middle of the field.
Lazio immediately started strong and took the lead in the 10th minute. Lazzari pits for Pedro, the Spaniard from the bottom puts in the middle where Zaccagni from before must only deposit it on the net. Atalanta accuses the blow and at 18 ‘risks to suffer again but the conclusion from the edge of Vecino comes out to the right of Sportiello. Gasperini’s team shows up near Provedel in the 21st minute with Lookman: serve for Muriel who tries a heel control in the area but loses the moment. At 24 ‘Soppy bowl in the area for Hateboer, header from a good position but high ball over the crossbar. In the end of the first half Sarri’s team is seen forward with a shot by Milinkovic Savic on the left, entering the area and serving at the limit for Vecino who kicks high over the crossbar from a good position.
At the beginning of the recovery the music does not change. At 50 ’round shot by Marusic from the edge is deflected for a corner. At 52 ‘Lazio doubles: restart for Marusic who enters the area from the left and serves Felipe Anderson in the center, control with the sole and shot at the corner for the 2-0. Atalanta pours into the biancoceleste half but still risks in the 57th minute with a shot from before Zaccagni from the edge that Sportiello sends for a corner. Lazio pulls back the center of gravity a little and in the 61st minute Muriel’s illuminating ball for Koopmeiners, but the headed Dutchman sends high.
In the final Gasperini tries everything out and inserts first Maehle for Soppy and then Zapata for Lookman. Atalanta all forward but Lazio does not grant opportunities. At 86 ‘Muriel crosses into the area for Hateboer, who hits his head again from a good position but the ball goes high over the crossbar. At 89 ‘Hysaj tries, who has just entered, after a good restart. End credits in the 90th minute with Atalanta remaining in ten men due to the expulsion of Muriel for a double yellow card.