Atalanta took the lead before the first half in the Serie A game against Sassuolo on Tuesday. In the second half, Sassuolo’s efforts bore no fruit and the game finished 2-1 (2-1) to the home side.
The hosting team Atalanta started the match at pace and took the lead straight away already from the kickoff. After only 3 minutes Robin Gosens found the net from a pass from Ruslan Malinovskyi.
The team increased their lead to 2-0, when Davide Zappacosta scored, with an assist by Duvan Zapata, in the 37th minute.
Sassuolo reduced the score to 2-1 just before the half-time whistle as Domenico Berardi netted, with an assist by Mert Müldür. The second half was goalless and the match ended with a 2-1 win for Atalanta.
The result means the fourth game in a row without a win for Sassuolo.
Atalanta have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with a 6–4 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Sassuolo have 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses and a 5–7 goal difference.
This means Atalanta are in fourth place and that Sassuolo are in 12th place.
The last match between the teams ended in a 1-1 draw, with Sassuolo at home in May 2021.
Atalanta have scored 6 goals. They have scored three goals at home. They’ve conceded 4 goals in total.
Sassuolo have scored 5 goals in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 5 goals. They’ve conceded 7 goals in total.
Atalanta have opened the score in 0 of their 4 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 0 percent when scoring the first goal.
In the next games in the Serie A, Atalanta will play Inter (away) on 24 September 2021, Milan (home) on 02 October 2021 and Empoli (away) on 16 October 2021. Sassuolo play Salernitana (home) on 25 September 2021, Inter (home) on 01 October 2021 and Genoa (away) on 16 October 2021.