Udinese-Atalanta 2-2, bianconera comeback

Bergamaschi ahead 2-0 after an hour, the Friulians grab the equalizer

Udinese and Atalanta draw 2-2 in the match valid for the ninth day of Serie A 2022-2023. The Juventus hosts, down 0-2 after about an hour of play, recover and avoid the internal knockout. Atalanta sees the victory fade and risks losing the lead in the standings. The Nerazzurri go up to 21 points, with a length of advantage over Napoli – who must play against Cremonese -, over Friuli and Milan.

Atalanta unlocks the result in the 36th minute with a surgical action. Koopmeiners’ 60-meter throw that lights up Muriel, low cross and at the far post Lookman is on time for the tap-in: 0-1. The double from Bergamo arrives in the 56th minute. Muriel enters the Friuli area, Udogie misses the timing of the intervention and knocks out the Colombian. Penalty, Muriel makes no mistake from the spot: 0-2. Udinese have the merit of staying connected to the game and are back in the running in the 67th minute. Free kick from 25 meters, Deulofeu aims at the near post and Sportiello is not flawless: 1-2. The hosts insist and draw in the 77th minute. Action maneuvered in the Atalanta area, Deulofeu pits for Pereyra who crosses: Perez’s ‘capocciata’, 2-2.

The pace remains high even in the last portion of the race. Udinese continues to push, in search of the complete reversal. Atalanta does not retreat and continues with the aim of responding blow for blow. The result does not change, it ends 2-2.