Atalanta easily beat Sampdoria (2-0) this Saturday, showing, as usual in recent days, a very offensive version in which the Nigerian Ademola Lookman stood out again.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta is once again the Atalanta that a few seasons ago terrorized Europe with its chorus and open attack, fun for the spectator and very difficult for the rival to stop.
And Ademola Lookman is a real revolution in this offensive version of ‘Dea’ in Serie A. The Nigerian forward already has twelve goals and three assists, just one less than the competition’s top scorer, his compatriot Victor Osimhen, from Naples.
Maehle opened the victory
The ‘Nerazzurri’ attacker came very close to opening the scoring in the first half, but his header crashed into the woodwork in a game that ended with a goal from Danish Maehle, who took advantage of a new lateral cross to join the area, surprise and put the first with a header.
‘Dea’ kept the level, a monologue against Sampdoria coached by the Serbian Dejan Stankovic and who was the last to accuse of his problems in attack and his lack of defensive strength, but not until the second half he increased his advantage and closed the clash.
Great goal by Lookman
Gasperini’s team came out of the locker room as active and a stroke of genius from Lookman was enough to kill any hint of a comeback for Samp. The Nigerian started from the final third, took off with a quality dribble from his pair and, with power, planted himself in the area from the right-hand profile, where he shot, crossed , impossible for goalkeeper Emil Audero.
With the match on track, Gasperini brought on Colombians Luis Muriel and Duván Zapata, who at the moment and with the good momentum of Lookman and Hojlund occupy a more secondary role.
With three points, ‘Dea’ is almost in third place and in the Champions League zone, awaiting tomorrow’s games in Rome (against Naples) and Lazio (against Fiorentina). Samp remain penultimate with nine points, one more than Cremonese, at the bottom, and eight more than Sassuolo, the first team not in danger.
Source: La Verdad
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