Giuseppe Iachini welcomed back Gaetano Castrovilli and opted for Patrick Cutrone up top. Gian Piero Gasperini picked Duván Zapata in attack with Papu Gómez and Josip Iličić behind him.
Federico Chiesa opened the scoring with a truly magnificent half volley from well outside the box. Don’t let the commentators fool you and say that Pierluigi Gollini should have done better; the Fiorentina forward’s strike swerved and dipped venomously, and there are very few goalkeepers who would’ve kept it out.
Shortly after the start of the half, Papu slipped through a crease in the defense and squared the ball over Bartłomiej Drągowski, and Zapata popped up to scramble it home for his first goal in open play since forever.
No era el mejor partido de Duvan Zapata, estaba siendo muy controlado por la defensa de 3 de la Fiorentina pero se reporta en el marcador con este gol. Que este gol le siga dando confianza a Duvan porque lo necesita la Atalanta. pic.twitter.com/OGK0rzBjB1— A un Toque (@_AUnToque) February 8, 2020
Ruslan Malinovskiy handed Atalanta the lead with a blast from distance that Drągowski probably could have done a lot better on.
Here’s Malinovksyi’s goal— Zorya Londonsk (@ZoryaLondonsk) February 8, 2020
Ruslan ONLY scores worldies https://t.co/AC4R0BexC5
Goals: Chiesa 32’, Zapata 49’ (ass. Gómez), Malinovskiy 72’ (ass. Gómez)
Cards: Castrovilli 16’, Vlahović 59’, Zapata 27’, Gollini 33’