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 hosts Atalanta started best and were already 1-0 up at the start of the game. After only 3 minutes Robin Gosens netted from a pass from Ruslan Malinovskyi.
The team also 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 found the net, with an assist by Mert Müldür. The second half was goalless and the match ended with a 2-1 win for Atalanta.
It was Sassuolo’s fourth game in a row without a win.
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.
The result means Atalanta are in fourth place, while 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.
After this game in the Serie A, Atalanta will take on 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.