Other than head to the Coppa Italia semi-final! Atalanta won the comeback at the Napoli field and joined Milan in fourth place, the last to qualify for the next Champions League. The team coached by Gasperini went under because of a lucky goal by Mertens, he risked on several occasions to suffer the second goal but then in the second half he completed a masterpiece comeback that brought him to fourth place in the standings.
Zapata equalized on Ilicic's cross and served the assist for Pasalic's decisive network. Five days from the end, Napoli are certain to participate in the next Champions League. For the rest there are so many teams involved in the struggle for a place in the next Champions League. Inter third and with excellent chances of qualification. The real fight is for fourth place between Milan, Atalanta, Rome, Turin and Lazio.
Napoli-Atalanta 1-2, Zapata and Pasalic complete the comeback to the San Paolo.
Ready away and Mancini immediately removes a warning. In the first minute, the Atalanta player stopped a dangerous restart by Dries Mertens. At 4 ', José Maria Callejon becomes the protagonist of the first shot on goal of the game. It is a powerful but central conclusion that Gollini blocks without any problem. At 7 ', Milik frees Fabian Ruiz to shoot but the Spaniard's conclusion is rejected by the Atalanta defense.
At 13 ', Vlade Chiriches is forced to leave the field due to injury. Napoli has suffered many injuries in this area of the camp. In its place comes the young Luperto. After a few minutes of territorial supremacy, Napoli went ahead on 28 'with Dries Mertens. Cross by Malcuit, touch of Mancini and decisive carambola on the Belgian striker.
At 33 ', Mertens sowed panic in the Atalanta penalty area but then ended weakly and Gollini managed to block the ball. At 34 ', Zielinski was put on goal by a brilliant touch by Milik but kicked on Gollini's body. The first half ended with Napoli ahead of a goal on Atalanta thanks to the marking by Dries Mertens.
At 51 ', at the start of the second half, Milik overtook Gollini with a good lob from an assist by Dries Mertens. The goal was avoided by an intervention on the Atalanta defender's goal line Masiello. At 68 ', Mertens dribbled past Chestnuts and presented himself in front of Gollini but his conclusion ended on the outside of the Atalanta goal net. At 70 ′ Atalanta, after so many failed goals from Napoli, drew the match with Duvan Zapata. The Colombian striker anticipated Kalidou Koulibaly on Ilicic's perfect cross and scored from close range.
At 80 ', Atalanta overtook Napoli with a goal by Mario Pašalić. The midfielder scored in an empty net after an excellent assist from Duvan Zapata. It is over, Atalanta won in Naples and hooked Milan in fourth place in the standings.
Napoli-Atalanta, the choices of Carlo Ancelotti and Gian Piero Gasperini.
Napoli-Atalanta is a match between teams with strong motivations. The bells must redeem themselves after the elimination from the Europa League by Arsenal and they must defend the second place from the assault of Inter. The Atalanta is three points away from the fourth place occupied by Milan, last useful to participate in the next Champions League, in case of victory, it would connect the Rossoneri trained by Gattuso.
Carlo Ancelotti has decided to focus on a 4-4-2 scholastic, it is not time for experiments after a blow like the one against Arsenal, with Ospina between the posts, Malcuit left-back, Chiriches and Koulibaly at the center of defense and Hysaj as right back. Midfield with four right-wing José Maria Callejon, Allan median to protect the defense, Fabian Ruiz in the control room and Zielinski outside left. Attack to two with Milik striker and Dries Mertens second striker.
Gasperini responds with 3-4-2-1. A courageous and offensive module for this cartel match of the Italian Serie A soccer championship Gollini between the posts, three-man defense with Mancini, Masiello and Djimsiti. Midfield with four Hateboer and Chestnuts on the outer lanes, while De Roon and Freuler will act in the middle of the field. On the trocar field, room for the inspiration of Pasalic and Gomez. Duvan Zapata is back as the only striker.
OFFICIAL FORMATIONS of Napoli-Atalanta, postponement of Easter Monday of the Italian Serie A soccer championship
NAPLES (4-4-2): Ospina; Malcuit, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Callejon, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Mertens, Milik. Ancelotti All.
ATALANTA (3-4-2-1): Gollini; Mancini, Djimsiti, Masiello; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Chestnuts; Pasalic, Gomez; Zapata. All. Gasperini.
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