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        Stalemate in Serie A

        Atalanta and Juve share draw in Bergamo

        2023/10/01 19:02

        Atalanta and Juventus share a very lacklustre goalless draw in Bergamo as both sides struggle to find their rhythm at the start of the 2023/24 Serie A campaign. 


        ATA XI: Musso; Toloi*, Djimsiti, Scalvini; Zappacosta, Ederson, de Roon, Ruggeri; Lookman, De Ketelaere, Koopmeiners

        ATA SUBS: Carnesecchi, Rossi, Palomino, Zortea, Kolasinac, Bakker, Hateboer, Holm, Pasalic, Miranchuk, Adopo, Muriel

        JUVE XI: Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo*; McKennie, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Cambiaso; Chiesa, Kean

        JUVE SUBS: Pinsoglio, Perin, Rugani, Huijsen, Caviglia, Miretti, Kostic, Mancini, Weah, Yildiz, Iling-Junior

        Action: A fairly dull first-half in Bergamo featured only one real glaring opportunity as both Atalanta and Juventus struggled to impose themselves upon the opposition; which is similar to their general lack of consistency in the league as both sides fight to return to the top four.

        That glaring opportunity came mid-way through the half when former Chelsea wing-back Davide Zappacosta had a first effort in which he got in a slight tangle but then a rebound opened up for him but the Italy international could only skew wide of Wojiech Szczesny’s gaping goal with a frustratingly poor left footed shot. 

        The second-half really didn’t offer much more in terms of goalmouth actions with Gian Piero Gasperini’s side struggling to find an attacking rhythm in their transitional period as a club, whilst Juventus would have accepted a point in Bergamo before the match began.

        There just five shots on target throughout the match but just one ‘clear-cut chance’, as defined by Opta, and that was Zappacosta’s effort. Luis Muriel did hit the cross bar from a free-kick in the second-half, which was incredibly well saved by Szczesny, but that was the only real moment of drama. 

        The big picture: The two teams remain locked in an early battle for the top four with Atalanta sitting a place below Juventus, who are fourth, on goal difference. 

        Man of the match: Wojciech Szczesny. In a game with very few chances and limited risk taking, Juventus’ ‘keeper made the most important contribution. 

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        2023-10-01 21h01m by mfosterfield
        Uninspired performance from both sides.
        2023-10-01 21h00m by jgibsonson
        2023-10-01 20h20m by eyoungs8
        Disappointed with the result.
        2023-10-01 19h41m by nlawson12
        Disappointing result in the end.
        2023-10-01 19h30m by edavidson
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