Atalanta defeated by Verona in Serie A: Verona comes out on top against a surprise win against Atlanta

Atalanta defeated by Verona in Serie A: Atalanta hosted Verona in the 9th game week of Serie A. A match was fairly even registered a shocking defeat to the hosts.

Verona had less possession (41%) but still managed to carve a win against Gasperini’s side. The first goal of the match came away as Atalanta’s Rafael Toloi gave away a penalty in the 60th minute.

The penalty was calmly converted by the Verona midfielder Miguel Veloso. Atalanta kept their feet on the accelerator but Verona’s defense had all the answers. Mattia Zaccagni doubled Verona’s lead in the 83rd minute to put the game to sleep.

Verona currently sits at the 6th spot in the Serie A table with 15 points.

Match Details
Match – Atalanta vs Verona
Date –  Nov 29, 2020
Time –  01:15 AM (IST)

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Match Facts

Verona’s last away win in Serie A altogether was as long ago as January – some ten months ago, a 2-0 defeat of subsequently-relegated SPAL.

Though inconsistent in recent times, Atalanta is reliably fast starters, having so far scored the most goals in the first half of league games this season, with 12.

Colombian duo Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel are most likely to feature up front after being benched for the Champions League tie with Liverpool and could even be handed a rare start as a duo, rather than customarily replacing one another in the second half.

Summer signing Aleksey Miranchuk continues to push for a place, as the Russian midfielder has scored in two of his three appearances so far.

Head to Head

Both the sides have met 11 times.

Verona has won four games, lost four, and drawn three.

Atalanta has also won four games, lost four, and drawn three.

Atalanta Serie A form: WLLWDD
Atalanta form (all competitions): DWLDDW

Hellas Verona Serie A form: LDDWDL
Hellas Verona form (all competitions): DDWDLL

Atalanta possible starting lineup:
Gollini; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Ilicic, Gomez; Zapata

Hellas possible starting lineup:
Silvestri; Cetin, Ceccherini, Magnani; Faraoni, Tameze, Veloso, Dimarco; Barak, Zaccagni; Di Carmine