The Colombians Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel, with one goal each, and the Slovenian Josip Ilicic, who scored a goal and gave an assist, directed another festival of the Atalanta, which rolled 1-4 to Benevento in the match that opened the program of the seventeenth day of the A series.
The Bergamo team, rival of the Real Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League, he chained his third consecutive win with a new win, after crushing 5-1 to Sassuolo and 3-0 to Parma in the previous days, and momentarily stormed the Champions League area of the table.
Without the Argentine Alejandro “Papu” Gómez, outside the club’s sports project, was Ilicic who brought fantasy to the Atalanta forward. The Slovenian broke the equality after half an hour with an excellent personal play and also shook the wood with a powerful left-foot from the edge of the area.
To the technician’s men Gian Piero Gasperini the match was complicated as soon as the second half started, when Marco Sau equalized for him BeneventoBut the technical superiority of the Bergamo team ended up making the difference.
It took him two minutes to end the options of the locals. In 1970, in an action driven by Ilicic, the brazilian Rafael Toloi scored 2-1 and seconds later, Duvan He appeared to sign 3-1, with his seventh league goal of the course.
Duvan He retired in 73 to make way for his compatriot Luis Muriel, who was confirmed intractable when he left the bench. After scoring eleven goals as a substitute last year, he saw the door again this Saturday with a curved right hand from the edge of the area.
It was the 4-1 that sentenced the crossing and that launched the Atalanta towards the fourth position, momentarily with a point of advantage over Juventus, fifth.
And that the men of Gasperini they still have to play the match of the tenth day against the Udinese, which was not played due to rain in early December.